Pol is a first year Ph.D. candidate at the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. His work seeks to lay a foundation for designing alternative output technologies. Identifying limitations of current display technologies and conceptualizing, designing and building alternatives that addresses them. These designs are not intended to be substitutive of current display technologies; instead, they seek to expand the palette of display technologies available for visualizing content in different ways. Previous to joining the Fluid Interfaces Group, he cofounded Multitouch Barcelona an interactive artist collective where he explored natural interaction between people and technology, specially but not uniquely with multi-touch technologies. He graduated Multimedia Engineering by Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) and he holds a masters in Cognitive Science and Interactive Media by Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) as well as a masters in Media Arts and Sciences by the MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA).

Pol Pla, Pattie Maes. “Display Blocks: a Set of Cubic Displays for Tangible, Multi-Perspective Data Exploration” In the Proceedings of ACM Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2013 (TEI '13), 2013.   [PDF]

Pol Pla, Pattie Maes. “Display Blocks: Cubic Displays for Multi-Perspective Visualization. ” ACM Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2012), Work-In-Progress, .   [PDF]

Pol Pla i Conesa and Patricia Maes. “Bimba: Sensor Embedded Balls for Creative Sound Generation. ” 2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2011), 2011.

Seth Hunter, Sergi Jorda, Pol Pla i Conesa, Daniel Gallardo, Daniel Leithinger, Henry Kaufman. “TEI 2010 Development Strategies for Tangible Interaction on Horizontal Surfaces. ” Proceedings of TEI 2010, January 25-27, 2010, Cambridge, MA, USA, January 27, 2010.