Season 2 Episode 7 – Nadya Peek: Making Modular & Accessible Machines

Plus Ryan Luke Johns on collaborating with robots

On today’s episode, we sit down with Nadya Peek, a professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, where Nadya runs an interesting lab called Machine Agency. Her work focuses on unconventional digital fabrication tools, small-scale automation, and advanced manufacturing.

Before UW, Nadya was a research scientist at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, where she received her Phd. If you listened to episode three of this season, we’ll be returning to some of the themes and discussion around modular tools.  




Nadya Peek is a professor at UW in Human Centered Design and Engineering. She works on digital fabrication and technology for humans. She's also in the band Construction, which you should definitely listen to!