I lean towards things at the intersection of computation and design. Currently, that translates to working as a software developer and designer with a focus on information visualization.

I most recently worked at Bocoup as a Senior Data Visualization Engineer, where I designed and built web based visualizations for our clients using open source technologies.

Prior to that I worked at the Visual Communication Lab at IBM Research, where I worked on a number of information visualization research projects. These ranged from text visualization to timelines to the behaviour of people in social networks.

Before the VCL I was a masters student in the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. where I worked on projects that explored information visualization for everyday use and it's use as a visual language for communication and identity representation. Additionally, as part of my thesis work, I created tools to support open source style development in artist-programmer comunities of practice. This took the form of a networked programmers text editor that automatically tracked and visualizaed code reuse.

Before coming to MIT I worked at OBX Labs (an art research lab) where I worked on integrating typography and live human performance. OBX is located at Concordia University, Montreal where I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science with a minor in Digital Image Sound and the Fine Arts (now known as Computation Art).

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