Danielle Olson

Student and Small Business Owner in Boston, Massachusetts

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Founder of Gique: An educational non-profit dedicated to providing hands-on learning experiences in art, science, & technology.

Creative | Collaborator | STEAM Enthusiast

"When you’re completely focused on doing something you truly love, you lose your sense of ego & time."

My passion is designing and building technologies which expand our human potential, surpassing the constraints of our biology and experiences to enrich our understanding of ourselves, the world, and others. I believe that technology should augment and extend our natural understanding of the world, and deliver information that is undetectable by our senses in a way that challenges the current paradigm of human-computer interaction through screens. Furthermore, I believe that cultural ideas and worldviews are embedded into all systems, especially in media and technological systems. I want the systems I build to empower and humanize, rather than oppress or malign, their users and audiences.

I am a strong proponent of ArtScience education because I believe interdisciplinary thinking is a prerequisite to true innovation. In 2013, I founded Gique (pronounced "geek") to inspire and educate Boston-area youth in science, technology, engineering, art, & math (STEAM) through educational programs and community engagement. Gique has provided me with a platform to connect meaningfully with the Greater Boston community on a long-term basis.

  • Work
    • Microsoft
  • Education
    • MIT