I work on the R1 at Rabbit.
Previously, I was a VP at U.S. State Department-funded project Lantern, building a new P2P distributed computing platform to defeat internet censorship in Russia, China, and Iran.
I was the first and only "Hacker in Residence" at Consumer Reports Innovation Lab, where I worked on peer-to-peer geosearch for self-organizing local marketplaces.
In 2019, I was named a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow in artificial intelligence.
I won Mozilla's $50,000 award for AI.
I won a Webby for Stealing Ur Feelings, an AI-powered AR movie which analyzes your face to reveal the threats to our liberty posed by emotion-based surveillance. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, exhibited at the Tate Modern, made the front page of Y Combinator's Hacker News, and was profiled by MIT, Scientific American, the Museum of the Moving Image, Engadget, CBC News, and many more.
(The project was somewhat notoriously plagiarised by the Financial Times. I wrote about that for The American Prospect.)
I helped engineer Mario Kart Live for Nintendo.
I programmed Weird Box, an interactive film which uses Math Tricks™ to hack anyone's
Instagram photos into the plot. Fast Company called it "delightfully disturbing," SFist called it "strangely fascinating," and Boing Boing called it "awesome."
I invented a fake mobile app for chill dudes which confused a bunch of journalists.
I've spoken at institutions including NYU, Mila, and the Royal Society of Arts. I've appeared on the CBC, London's Resonance FM, and Italy's Rai3, among others.
I was born in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. I grew up coding DOS demos, sneaking into clubs, and avoiding school — I highly recommend it.