Ed Bear is an American performing artist, educator, and engineer. His work with robotics, sound, video, transmission and collective improvisation investigates the questionable calibration of social relationships with material technology. As an educator and designer committed to an equitable, open source world, he researches and practices material reuse as a civil and professional responsibility. He has toured extensively in the Americas, Asia, and Europe as a musician, technologist, and teacher, and is currently working with littleBits, Inc. to revolutionize modular electronics.