Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Software, social justice, humanitarian action, crisis response, interface design, HCI, data modeling. user profiling, business process improvement, robotics, social psychology, swarm behaviour.
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
I grew up in Ulupalakua, Maui. I live in New York and Maui. I work for United Nations peacekeeping and teach at ITP at New York University on topics involving new media and social justice. I am looking to become more active and involved in the tech community in Hawai'i.
It is awesome to see this coming to fruition. I need to connect with some maui librarians.
Are you coming back to Maui anytime soon? We have a TEDx here in January (TEDxMaui.com). Oh and on Dec 9 check out History Channel's new show InventionUSA, hosted by two Maui Makers - Garrett Lisi and Reichart von Wolfshield
Maui Makers is still looking for a home, and enough core members to afford one. At present we have a g-group and blog http://mauiMakers.com (and a neglected wiki). If you are on island this week, come to the Maui Techies dinner tuesday in Paia at Flatbread. Carlyn is an awesome lady - she has done wonders at CrashSpace in LA.
Aloha Christina! I am familiar with the NYU ITP program from when I was at NYU's business school in the early 80's and in fact visited in June of '05 with my son and a Maui friend who is a grad of the MIT Media lab. Got to see an exhibit of end of year game design projects--great fun!