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Kenneth C. Arnold
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Help me pick a new phone?

I'm concerned about labor conditions for those who make the electronics we buy. What manufacturer does the most to ensure justice in their supply chain?

I've heard about Apple's struggles with bonded labor and "conflict" mining (http://www.macrumors.com/2015/02/11/apple-2015-supplier-responsibility-progress-report/). How does that compare with the rest of the industry?

Secondary considerations are longevity (my Motorola Droid X has lasted 4.5 years), voice and radio quality, and security.
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Complexity of the US Legal Code, as measured by one software engineering metric (number of conditional statements), has increased a lot in the last century.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2511947
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Like VizWiz (Rochester HCI) but with real-time two-way video/audio. Opens up a lot of different use cases.

http://www.bemyeyes.org/
Be My Eyes is an iPhone app for that lets blind people contact a network of sighted volunteers for help with live video chat.
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Some web interaction design inspiration, mostly about details.

http://tympanus.net/codrops/
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Using a simulation and visualization to make a point.

http://ncase.me/polygons/
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I like how this video tries to make data and scientific facts more concrete, and also concentrates on how you should feel about the facts.

[h/t: NPR]

http://www.evanshealthlab.com/low-back-pain-video/

I just watched two other videos too:
http://www.evanshealthlab.com/23-and-12-hours/
http://www.evanshealthlab.com/make-your-day-harder/
RT @BorgessHealth: MT @docmikeevans: Acne: you have it or your kids have it. What's the science? http://t.co/xK12tTJ9CQ #health #acneproble… 3 hours ago; RT @RyanBuus: I'm pretty sure everyone can learn something from the great videos created by @docmikeevans. Job well done! https://t.co/Shp9…
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Actually Its my Final Year Project. I am required to make an Digital Audio
Mixer with 8 channel input. Is it feasible to implement it on FPGA?
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Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
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inspiring! Hope to be that useful when I am 93!
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Hive Plots. Behind the complaint-laden prose lies an interesting and probably valuable alternative approach for visualizing networks. (And I'm wondering if I can draw out any ideas for visualizing collections that don't have explicit connections.)

(Thanks, +Martin Segado )
the hive plot is a perceptually uniform and scalable linear layout visualization for network visual analytics. UNDERSTANDING NETWORK STRUCTURE WITH HIVE PLOTS. (A) Normalized (top) and absolute (bottom) connectivity of E. coli gene regulatory network and Linux function call network (Yan et al.) ...
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Prof. Ryan Adams and the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group have started a podcast!

http://www.thetalkingmachines.com/
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A fun distraction: an adventure game that you interact with by programming in Javascript.
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We had a discussion at Harvard CRCS today about technology and aging (some articles below).

Another opportunity I thought of: just because someone has retired doesn't mean they want to stop contributing to society. In fact many retired people volunteer a lot, and even those who need more care often don't want to be a "burden" to their children or others. So, in a society where physical strength is no longer so essential to making a positive contribution, can technology help those who have retired from the traditional workforce contribute in ways that leverage their unique perspectives and lifestyles, in ways that adapt to their changing abilities?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smart-home-sensors-could-help-aging-population-stay-independent/
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/garden/29hometech.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13senior.html?_r=1&hp
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Plane crash caused by failure of interaction design. (Yes, and failure of training too.)

http://gizmodo.com/julys-san-francisco-airplane-crash-caused-by-computer-1481764955
Back in July, Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board has explained that the accident occurred because the pilot didn't understand the plane's computerized auto-throttle system.
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Education
  • Harvard University
    Computer Science, 2011 - present
  • Cornell
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2003 - 2007
  • MIT
    Media Lab, 2007 - 2010
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