Natan is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab. His work fuses design and engineering to create novel human experiences. Natan's background is in Computer Science, Product Design and Entrepreneurship. As a ten-year industry veteran, he worked for Sun Microsystems, and was the co-founder of Samsung Electronics Israel R&D Center and served as its Mobile R&D General Manager. He was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading VC in Israel. Just before joining the Fluid Interfaces group, he was the Lead UI Designer at Heartland Robotics. Natan holds a BA in Computer Science from the IDC in Herzeliya, and his research interests span mobile technologies, rapid prototyping, robotics, augmented reality and industrial design.

Ben Weissmann, Natan Linder, Rony Kubat, Pattie Maes. "Lens: A Javascript SDK for Building Web-Based Augmented Reality Applications on the LuminAR Platform." Presented as poster at EECScon 2013. Cambridge, MA, USA., Apr 2013.   [PDF]

Natan Linder and Pattie Maes. 2012. The design evolution of LuminAR: a compact and kinetic projected augmented reality interface. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1435-1436.   [PDF]

Natan Linder, Pattie Maes. “LuminAR: portable robotic augmented reality interface design and prototype. ” In the Proceedings of UIST2010. Demo. NY, USA., Oct 2010.   [PDF]