Catarina Mota

As an extremely active member of the maker community, Catarina Mota is a member of NYC Resistor, research chairperson at, a TED fellow, and founder of both and

Catarina has dedicated a lot of time to furthering open source through her academic research and by teaching workshops on high-tech materials. She is currently working on her PhD, researching the social impact of open-source practices.


Steven Osborn: Hi, Catarina. You’re in New York now, but originally from Portugal. Is that correct?

Catarina Mota: Portugal, yes.

Osborn: Tell me a little bit about ...

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