Dr. Kate Stone

Biography

Bloomberg has predicted that Dr Kate Stone is going to shake up the world as we
know it – in short, she’s a game changer.

With a degree in Electronics and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University;
she founded the award winning lab Novalia to explore the space where traditional
print and conventional electronics converge, and has been living in that world
ever since.
Some people expect the future to look like the film Minority Report, but Dr Kate
Stone believes the opposite – she wants to infuse our current analogue world with
electronics so that everything looks like it always has…. except that it can come
alive through interaction. Imagine a world where a teenager’s bedroom poster
comes to life with the launch of a new album, or an LP that enables you to DJ
from the actual record sleeve itself, or a notebook that actually plays musical
notes? This is the world Dr Kate Stone is creating – by adding ‘digital soul’ to
everyday flat surfaces that we take for granted, she is changing the world as we
know it.
Using her patented interactive print Dr Kate Stone is adding interaction and
capacitive touch to everything from hats and mandalas through to packaging and
books – and connecting them to the internet, she is creating a new frontier for
traditional industries that we already know and love, and who until now have
been locked out of the technology age.
Dr Kate’s unique style onstage is endearing, authentic and unforgettable; we’ve
the seen the most hardened tech audience stand up for a standing ovation. The
future is bright, the future is Dr Kate Stone.