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mehan jayasuriya
Worked at NYU GovLab
Attended New York University
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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  • NYU GovLab
    Research Fellow, 2013 - 2014
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    Intern, Strategic Outreach, 2012 - 2013
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    Director of Outreach and New Media, 2008 - 2011
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Brooklyn, NY
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Washington D.C. - Aomori, Japan - Chicago, IL - Racine, WI - Montréal, Canada
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I write words and code in NYC.
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once shook hands with a bear
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  • New York University
    Interactive Telecommunications, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Chicago
    East Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2001 - 2005
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May 2

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test hangout 9/9/14
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For an assignment for my physical computing class my partners (Chris Egervary and Olya Mikhaliova) and I designed and built a simple musical instrument housed inside a foam ball. Basically, the device allows the user to control the pitch, octave and volume of notes by moving a ball around in three-dimensional space. While the practical applications of something like this are relatively limited (unless Björk wants to buy a few of these for her next tour?), it was still a fun project to see through to fruition. More detailed information on how the ball was constructed is available on my ITP blog (http://itp.nyu.edu/~mj1075/mehan/?p=124).
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my first successful homework assignment:
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that looks awesome. could be slightly disturbing if the covering was latex though :D
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in the course of preparing for my move up to NYC next week, i stumbled upon a box of old ephemera from back when i lived in japan. this is the funniest picture of myself i found.
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cutest thing i've seen in weeks.
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just replayed this for the first time in a few years. part puzzle game, part interactive art piece, completely wonderful. you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend three of your dollars and half an hour of your time.
A game from Vectorpark.
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Anyone looking for a room in Brooklyn? I just signed a lease on a place and am looking for a roommate. It's huge (seriously), cheap ($800/month each + utilities), walking distance from multiple subway lines (B/Q/F/G) and a mere 20 minute commute from manhattan. Other amenities: parking spot, fire escape, recently-remodeled kitchen and access to a shared back porch. Shoot me an email if you're interested and I will send you the full deets.
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mehan jayasuriya hung out with 1 person. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Michael Colombo
Interview with Michael Colombo 4/1/13
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I interviewed Brooklyn-based video artist and fellow ITP student, Alejandro Crawford, for MTV Hive. Alejandro has been doing some really incredible video projection stuff for MGMT for a little while now—he spent most of last year touring with the band overseas and handling their live visuals—and is currently working on an “audio-reactive LED wall” that will be displayed at the Guggenheim in conjunction with their upcoming shows there. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How do bands do all those crazy projections that seem to react to the music in real-time?” this might be the peek behind the curtain you’ve been looking for.
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I interviewed Brazilian hardware hacker, percussionist and MIDI controller enthusiast Mikael Mutti for MTV Hive.
Brazilian producer makes a living composing with his gaming systems.
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this recently-unearthed smiths mini-documentary from 1992 is pretty amazing. sample quote: "the much-anticipated debut album was greeted with the sound of many closing doors, as the legion of fans took to their bedrooms to become immersed in and consumed by their hero and his sentiments".
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i think you meant to say, "last night i dreamt that somebody loved me" lol
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OH MY GOD YOU GUYS--COULD THIS BE THE MONTAUK MONSTER OF 2K11???
Prince George’s Hospital Center workers have adopted a mythical creature as their new mascot.
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"rockin' the boat"
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SQUIRREL MONKEYS RIDING CAPYBARA

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it was in a stew when I was 5
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