Entrepreneur, Provocateur, and Raconteur in Bronx, New York

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Typically found at the intersections between technology, science, and culture, usually in New York City.

Founding and former Chief Science and Technology Officer, the Shed ( — resigned June 2018.

Founder and faculty, Playful Systems group at the MIT Media Lab, 2012-2016. Founding and contributing editor, MIT Press Journal of Design and Science.

Co-founded Everybody at Once (tho all credit goes to Kenyatta Cheese and team) and Collective Decision Engines with Glen Weyl and team.

In 2004, co-founded Area/Code (acquired to become Zynga New York in 2011.) Area/Code were some of the earliest pioneers in location-based games, and it’s work has been recognized commercially, and in extensive press, as well as in museum collections like MoMA.

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.

Vice Chair, Cooper Union Board of Trustees.

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

  • Education
    • Cooper Union