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Josh Tanenbaum
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Lives in Hayward, California
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I am thrilled to announce that +Karen Tanenbaum  and I have accepted positions at the UCI Informatics program - me as an Assistant Professor and Karen as a Research Scientist!
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This is the most important piece of technology I've seen come out of Google in a long time!
You’ve probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familiar with the daily struggle that many people with diabetes face as they try to keep the...
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The deadline to submit to our #CHI2014  workshop on Science Fiction, Design Fiction, Envisioning,  and HCI is this Friday!
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In response to a number of requests we are extending the deadline for our CHI Hackathon/Workshop on Big Data and Critical Making by one week. New deadline is January 24th!  http://criticalmaking.com/chi-workshop/ #CHI2014 #CriticalMaking  #BigData #Hackathon
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Our CHI workshop CFP is now live, in all its glory! Karen and I are really excited to be working with +Amanda Williams  and +Matt Ratto  and the rest of the Critical Making lab to present CHI's first competitive Hackathon! It's a game! It's a hackathon! It's a chance to subvert and reconfigure #CHI2014 through the lens of surveillance and big data! Tell your friends!
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Got to taste a truly unique and delicious sour barrel aged porter called Propitiation at Russian River today...unbelievably good! Also loved their Consecration sour! 
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PhD Student, Steampunk, Maker of Things
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  • Simon Fraser University
    PhD Student, 2008 - present
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Hayward, California
Previously
Hillsboro, Oregon - Vancouver British Columbia - Cork Ireland - Redlands California - San Diego California - Hennikker, New Hampshire - Flagstaff Arizona - Pittsburgh Pensylvania
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Grad Student, Maker, Steampunk, and all around geek.
Introduction

I am a PhD Candidate investigating interactive storytelling, embodied interaction, and games at SFU SIAT under the supervision of Dr. Alissa Antle,Prof. Jim Bizzocchi and Dr. Dene Grigar.

Some things I'm working on:

My wife Karen and I just launched a new site to promote ourselves as makers of fun things including steampunk props and costumes.

Captain Chronomek is a steampunk superhero that Karen and I designed with Allen Bevans.  

I am currently editing a book on nonverbal communication in virtual worlds with Magy Seif el-Nasr and Michael Nixon, to be published by ETC-Press sometime in the future. The book explores the current state-of-the-art in research into gesture, posture, gaze, avatar puppeteering, and social signaling in multi-user online virtual environments.

I recently wrapped up work on the Tabletop Games research group for the GRAND GRNCTY project. We studied the effectiveness of a multi-player real-time simulation game to engage families in emergent dialogues about sustainability issues.

The GRAND PLAYPR project is investigating performative embodiment in games. We developed, and are currently evaluating a tangible interactive narrative system called The Reading Glove that uses an expert storytelling system to support readers as they experience a non-linear narrative.

Bragging rights
Have won awards for my costume and prop creations. Was turned into a comic book superhero.
Education
  • Simon Fraser University
    Interactive Arts and Technology, 2006 - present
  • University of Redlands
    Music and Mythology, 1998 - 2002
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