short interview at 5uper.net 's Coded Cultures Festival in Yohohama 2009.
Born in USSR, Ivan Poupyrev is a Senior Research Scientist in Disney Research, USA where he designs user interfaces for future digital living environments. In his research he is particularly interested in
creating interfaces and technologies that can seamlessly blend digital and physical properties in devices and everyday objects. The results of his research have been presented at major international
conferences, reported in popular media and released on the market invarious products. Ivan graduated from Moscow Airspace University in 1992. While working on his PhD at Hiroshima University, he stayed for 3 years at the University of Washington working on virtual reality
interfaces. After working in Sony for more then 9 years he joined Disney Research in 2009.