My research focus is the development of computational partners that increase participation in life's interesting challenges. This involves theoretical and applied work in enactive AI (artificial intelligence), programming-language design, media studies (semiotics, structuralism, aesthetic theory, etc.), human praxis, and play/improvisation.
I completed my PhD in 1992 at the MIT Media Laboratory's Epistemology & Learning Group. Since then, I have worked as a research scientist in the field of AI and computational media; as a designer, developer, and product manager of educational and entertainment products; as a business strategy consultant to new-media companies; as the head of operations for a startup developing advanced consumer applications; and as a teacher and thesis advisor in the field of media technology. I am currently writing a book, doing some consulting, serving as a Senior Research Advisor for Sweden's Interactive Institute, and working as a visiting professor in the Computer and Information Science Department (IDA) at the University of Linkoping, Sweden.
I also operate an open web site of relevant resources for developers of empowering technologies: Enactive Web site
Last updated: July 09, 2003