Ling Tan is a designer, maker and coder interested in how people interact with the built environment and wearable technology. Trained as an architect, she enjoys building physical machines and prototypes ranging from urban scale to wearable scale to explore different modes of interaction between people and their surrounding spaces. Her work falls somewhere within the genre of wearable technology, Internet of Things(IoT) and citizen participation.
She is currently working at Umbrellium in London to understand social wearables through community participation where she leads and produces projects such as WearON, an open source prototyping platform for wearables and WearAQ, a series of wearable tools for exploring air quality issues through people’s subjective perception.
As an artist, she is currently supported by FutureEverything‘s FAULT LINES programme and Barbican and The Trampery‘s alt.barbican programme. She has worked with museums such as Wits Art Museum, South Africa and Watermans Art Centre, UK.