Carrie Kengle is co-founder at Area of Effect and a self-taught software and hardware engineer. Having found a passion for working with machines, she continued as a lead developer at agencies including Sapient, JWT, and R/GA in New York, London, and Tokyo. In 2008, she began to explore interacting with machines beyond web and mobile. These explorations led to incorporating gesture recognition and other sensor-based interactions in installations for globally recognized clients. Inspired by the possibilities in human-computer interaction, she continues to teach herself and others about connected devices, computer vision, and robotics. Her work has won awards at Cannes, One Show Interactive, and the London International Awards.