Chris Hill
ATLAS Institute

Chris Hill is a PhD student in Creative Technology and Design advised by Ann Eisenberg and Daniel Leithinger.  He is a McNair Scholar, a Google CS Research Mentorship participant, and he received an honorable mention in the 2020 Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher awards. His research interests lie in human augmentation, sensory extension, transhumanism, biohacking and educational technology. These interests have led to the development of open-source sensory extension and augmentation devices that he hopes will be replicated, accelerating scientific discovery and building stronger development communities in the field.



  • Chris HillRuojia SunEllen Yi-Luen Do. 2022. “What to Design Next: Actuated Materials and Soft Robots for Children,” ACM CHI 2022 Workshop 39: Actuated Materials and Soft Robotics Strategies for Human Computer Interaction Design. pdf (New Orleans, LA—May 1, 2022).

  • Rakesh Patibanda, Xiang Li, Yuzheng Chen, Aryan Saini, Christian N Hill, Elise van den Hoven, and Florian Floyd Mueller. 2021. Actuating Myself: Designing Hand-Games Incorporating Electrical Muscle Stimulation. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 228–235. DOI: (Virtual–Oct.18-21, 2021).

  • Chris Hill, Michael Schneider, Ann Eisenberg, and Mark D. Gross. 2021. The ThreadBoard: Designing an E-Textile Rapid Prototyping Board. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 23, 1–7. DOI: (Salzburg, Germany (virtual)–Feb. 14-19, 2021).

  • Hill, C., Schneider, M., Eisenberg, A.Gross, M. and Blum, A. 2020. A Wearable Meter That Actively Monitors the Continuity of E-Textile Circuits as They Are Sewn, In Proceedings of the 2020 FabLearn - 9th Annual Conference on Maker Education (FabLearn '20). (New York–Oct. 10-11, 2020). 
  • Schneider, M., Hill, C.,  Eisenberg, A.Gross, M. and Blum, A. 2020. A Software Debugger for E-textiles and Arduino Microcontrollers, In Proceedings othe 2020 FabLearn - 9th Annual Conference on Maker Education (FabLearn '20) (New York–Oct. 10-11, 2020).
  • Annie Kelly, Christine Chang, Chris Hill, Mary West, Mary Yoder, Joseph Polman, Shaun Kane, Michael Eisenberg, and R. Benjamin Shapiro. 2020. “Our Dog Probably Thinks Christmas Is Really Boring”: Re-mediating Science Education for Feminist-inspired Inquiry. ICLS 2020:  Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences.10.22318/icls2020.935 (Nashville, Tennessee (virtual)–June 19-23 2020). pdf
  • Carlos Pinedo, Jordan Dixon, Christine Chang, Donna Auguste, Mckenna Brewer, Cassidy JensenChris Hill, Devin Desilva, Amanda N. Jones, Allison P. Anderson, and James S. Voss. 2019. Development of an Augmented Reality System for Human Space Operations. In Proceedings of The 49th International Conference on Environmental Systems. (Boston, Massachusettes–July 7-11, 2019). pdf