My name’s Michael. I’m a junior (class of ’12) studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science here at Berkeley. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA.
Currently, I’m working on the latest evolution of the Mathematical Imagery Trainer (MIT) for EDRL’s project Kinemathics. We’ve got a Microsoft Kinect (originally designed for the XBox 360 console) and we’re interfacing it with a Mac via an open-source, open-community project called OpenKinect. Since its release, the Kinect has had a wonderfully creative “hacker” community. I think it brings to the table a new world of possibilities for how we can study gesture and learning.
My academic interests include human-computer interaction, embodied cognition, and natural language processing, to name a few. In my free time, I love to edit and shoot films, and play piano, clarinet, and guitar.