Sebastian Heinz is a researcher from Stuttgart, Germany. After he graduated with a BA in Multimedia Arts, he worked for 2 years as a cross-media publishing, and content management system developer in the German advertising industry. He then decided to devote himself to more artistic and creative applications of computer systems, and obtained his Masters degree in Design for Interactive Media at the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts in London. There he explored his interest in software and hardware systems for musical expression, which then led to his PhD studies at SARC. Currently Sebastian is working on micro-controller based Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) for collaborative music making – a fusion between the versatility of software and tangibility of hardware.