We’re new, and we’re small. But we’re working on something big.
The root word Soma means “of the body.” Some philosophers use the word to speak of the experience of our “mind-body.”
We’re thinking about technology as an extension of the human senses and through this engaging the world in powerful but intuitive new ways.
Beyond hardware and software there is Somaware.
I’m a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. My area is Human Computer Interaction. Before grad school and Somaware I was an engineer for a dozen years. I’ve worked for myself, at a couple startups, and as a vice president of a successful contract software firm. I once led a team that built a small hydraulic backhoe operated by a Nintendo Power Glove.
I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the department Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, working on the social, cultural, and historical uses of technology. I also have a masters in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, where I organized the Future of Entertainment conference. In my non-academic life, I’ve previously worked as a digital brand and communications strategist. I continue to consult and do speaking events on occasion, mostly to see if I can make ludicrous terms like “data necromancy” catch on.