Landon Austill, Hannah Wheeler, Gabrielle Nacion, Lisette Borja

MyStep embeds piezoelectric sensors inside mycelium bricks to harvest the kinetic energy produced from footsteps. “Tiles” can be grown and shaped for high foot-traffic areas, allowing communities to share, donate, or sell the energy produced during local events.  




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Dr. Stacey Kuznetsov is an assistant professor at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering (AME) at Arizona State University. She received a Ph.D. from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and a BA from New York University with a double major in Philosophy and Computer Science.

Dr. Kuznetsov heads the SANDS (Social and Digital Systems) group at ASU, an interdisciplinary research collective that explores bottom-up participation in science, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) methods, and expertise sharing amongst communities of practice. Dr. Kuznetsov's materially-oriented work draws on approaches from computer science, interaction design, humanities, and philosophy of technology. Her current projects cover DIYbiology, everyday food science, interactive screenprinting, and designing for human adaptation to extreme heat.


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Alyssa Henning is a graduate student in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University. She is a founding member of the Cornell University International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) engineering project team and the co-chair of the iGEM Diversity Committee. She received an M.S. from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. from Cornell University. 


Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library