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  Alexandra (Ali) Mazalek
Associate Professor, School of Literature, Communication and Culture
Canada Research Chair in Digital Media & Innovation, Ryerson Universit

School of Literature, Media, and Communication

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Arts and Sciences
Joined faculty in 2005


Research areas/interests
Tangible and embodied interaction, physical computing, embodied cognition, creativity, discovery and learning, narrative expression, media arts



Current and recent projects  
For my most recent projects, please visit my research lab website.


Recent and selected publications  
For the most updated list of publications, please see the list on my research lab website.

Selected Recent Publications:
A Nested API Structure to Simplify Cross-Device Communication
Wu, A., Mendenhall, S., Jog, J., Hoag, L.S., Mazalek, A.
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'12), ACM, New York, NY, pp.225-232

SketchTop: design collaboration on a multi-touch tabletop
Clifton, P., Mazalek, A., Sanford, J., Rébola, C., Lee, S., Powell, N.
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'11), ACM, New York, NY, pp.333-336

I'm in the game: embodied puppet interface improves avatar control
Mazalek, A., Chandrasekharan, S., Nitsche, M., Welsh, T., Clifton, P., Quitmeyer, A., Peer, F., Kirschner, F., Athreya, D.
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'11), ACM, New York, NY, pp.129-136

Pictures at an Exhibition: A Physical/Digital Puppetry Performance Piece
Mazalek, A., Nitsche, M., Rebola, C., Wu, A., Clifton, P., Peer, F., Drake, M.
Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C '11), ACM, New York, NY, pp.441-442

Organic UIs and Cross-Reality Spaces
Reilly, D., Tang, A., Wu, A., Echenique, A., Massey, J., Mathiasen, N., Mazalek, A., Edwards, W. K.
2nd International Workshop on Organic User Interfaces (OUI 2011), at TEI 2011, Madeira Portugal

A Framework Interweaving Tangible Objects, Surfaces and Spaces
Wu, A., Jog, J., Mendenhall, S., Mazalek, A.
Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction: interaction techniques and environments - Volume Part II (HCII'11), Julie A. Jacko (Ed.), Vol. Part II. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp.148-157

One-Way Pseudo Transparent Display
Wu, A., Mazalek, A.
Proceedings of the TEI 2011 Work-in-Progress Workshop, pp.133-138

Creativity in Software Development in an Academic Research Lab
Wu, A., Mendenhall, S., Jog, J., Mazalek, A.
Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C '11), ACM, New York, NY, pp.401-402.

Tangible navigation and object manipulation in virtual environments
Wu, A., Reilly, D., Tang, A., Mazalek, A.
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'11), ACM, New York, NY, pp.37-44

Kinesthetic Pathways: A Tabletop Visualization to Support Discovery in Systems Biology
Wu, A., Yim, J-B, Caspary, E., Mazalek, A., Chandrasekharan, S., Nersessian, N.J.
Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C '11), ACM, New York, NY, pp.21-30


Web sites
http://dm.gatech.edu/~mazalek