Amanda Parkes

Visiting Faculty
Country: US

Amanda Parkes is a PhD candidate in the Tangible Media Group. She is a designer interested in the relationship of gesture, form, materiality, and computation in the context of hybrid physical-digital objects with a research focus on developing intuitive and investigative learning and design tools.

Before joining the Media Lab, Amanda developed exhibits at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, freelanced internationally in multimedia design, and developed installations and programs for the Science Museum in London and the the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design) and a B.A. in Art History from Stanford University and an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.

Her work has been featured in various internationally recognized design and art awards including the ID Magazine Annual Design Review and the Prix Ars Electronica. Outside the lab, she likes to sew, surf, and amass exquisite shoes.