I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.
In 2012, I coordinated the first Festival of Learning, a two-day festival where anyone from MIT's Media Lab, Arts/Culture/Technology, and Comparative Media Studies could teach, learn, and collaborate!
Check out our EPIC LIST OF FESTIVAL SESSIONS, with photos, slides, source code, blog posts, and descriptions for everything that happened!
Also check out the videos below and our Flickr group to see what happened. We made mochi, painted faces, learned CAD, sang two notes at once, played MMOs, built fighter kites, filled a balloon room, discussed research methods, and much much more :-)
Thanks so much to the organising team, as well as LEGO, who donated hundreds minifigs to festival participants, and to the Media Lab Student Committee, who funded the Festival. Thanks also to the amazing session leaders and everyone who stayed to clear up. You're all awesome!