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Erik Contreras
MFA Design, UC Davis

Erik is a designer with a background in mechanical engineering and rapid prototyping. His research interest involves prolonging the lifespan of consumer electronics and IoT products. This includes: 1) promoting the Right to Repair, 2) repurposing electronic waste, and 3) critiquing consumer culture around product branding. Erik typically uses a hands-on approach towards his research and can be found hacking obsolete pieces of technology in the Design lab. In his free time he enjoys woodworking, restoring vintage audio equipment, and cycling around Davis.

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