Dr. Byron Lahey (PhD) is a clinical assistant professor of expressive robotics and physical computing in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at ASU. Byron’s research and creative practice emerges from his experience as a sculptor (MFA) and evolves as a practical and philosophical study of structure and organization. Byron builds experimental and traditional musical instruments, animated/responsive objects, art installations, and machines to make more machines. He has worked professionally as an artist in fine arts and in commercial industries. Byron directed and organized workshops in wearable computing, experimental audio, and physical computing for The Studio at SIGGRAPH. When he’s not building something, or taking something apart, Byron enjoys climbing, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and the two cats that adopted them.