Entrepreneur, Provocateur, and Raconteur in Bronx, New York

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Typically found at the intersections between technology, science, and culture.

Married to the love of my life, live in the Bronx with our daughter.

Vice Chair, Cooper Union Board of Trustees.

Founding and former Chief Science and Technology Officer,the Shed.

Faculty and founder of Playful Systems group at the MIT Media Lab, 2012-2016. Research affiliate 2016 ->

Founding and contributing editor, MIT Press Journal of Design and Science.

Co-founded pioneering Location-Based Game studio Area/Code (acquired to become Zynga New York in 2011.)

Co-founded Everybody at Once with Kenyatta Cheese and Collective Decision Engines with Glen Weyl and team.

Worked in strategy and as creative director at DDB, Chiat, SS+K.

Invested in Pienso, Timehop, Makers Row, Burner, Poplar. Advisor to Electric Objects, Knotch, Innovid. Consulting at large.

Taught at NYU/ITP, MIT, Cooper Union, Fabrica.

TED talk is here.Toxoplasmosis talk from Eyeo. Poptech on luck. Old MoMA talk, Ignite, etc.

  • Education
    • Cooper Union