You’re a prototype guy. Everything you do is about making devices and experiences that promote long term thinking about the relationships between people, the communities they live in and the institutions they build.
You’ve been working on a series of disaster response live action games that give participants a better understanding of the breadth of emergency response. You create more effective advocates for UNICEF and its campaigns.
You’re a co-founder and senior advisor to Water Canary, a social venture developing a fast, networked, water‐testing device that radically reduces the amount of time, expense, and skill required to test water for pathogens. You and the team were winners in the 2010 NYU Stern 11th Annual Business Plan Competition. You’re currently preparing for a 2011 pilot. You’d never use the word, but you’ve got noble ambitions. There’s more of these networked innovations for the developing world. You’re an advisor on rapidFTR, a mobile phone application and data storage system that helps aid workers collect, sort and share photographs and information about children in emergency situations so they can be registered for care services and reunited with their families. Saving the world, one bit at a time.
You’ve got another gig. You’re adjunct faculty at the Interactive Telecommunications Program of NYU, a “laboratory for the recently possible”, home to one of the most amazing communities of makers and thinkers in NYC, one of whom is you. You teach the ‘Designing for UNICEF’ course with the amazing UNICEF innovations team. Prior to that you completed a one year residency as a researcher at ITP.
You’ve been busy. You worked as a creative technologist at Applied Minds, have participated in innovation workshops for UNICEF Iraq, WaterAid and Magnum Photos, and you spoke at the PSFK 2010 conference about trends in technology for development work.
In other news, you use a Nikon D50 with an 1.4F Nikkor lens, and you lose your sunglasses with amazing consistency. One does not follow from the other.