About The Speaker
Ling Tan is a UK based Singaporean designer, maker and software developer specialising in social wearables and community participation. She worked with communities in different cities and countries and uses wearable technology as tools to express their relationship with the city through their subjective perception. Her work touches on topics such as safety in public space, air quality, demographics, race and collective agency. Her recent work, SUPERGESTURES, involved working with 50 young people across Manchester, UK over a period of six months to create a large scale outdoor participatory performance that uses wearable technology to help question how much tangible impact smart city technology can have on future generations.