Growing up in New York City allowed me to develop an early love of and critical engagement with architecture and urbanism. Central Park was my backyard, the city my playground.
In my early teens I became obsessed with computer science; I followed it through to Brown University where I switched my pursuit to architecture. My primary interest (and focus of my research, academically and post-) became the use of physical computing to augment architectural and urban experience.
There is yet enormous opportunity to rethink human-technology interaction in the realm of spatial dynamics.
Attention must be shifted away from technology as a novelty, which both lacks profundity and unrightfully asks the human to adapt to arbitrary parameters, to technology as a tool that can assist in approaching the most ambitious questions/concepts and enhancing veritably human experiences.
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