Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Noah Feehan

Noah Feehan
Maker, New York Times R&D Lab


Noah Feehan is a maker at the New York Times R&D Lab, which means he designs and implements all manner of solutions in hardware, software, and spaces in between. Before joining the Lab, Noah did many things including helping design performance interfaces for Björk, kitting out a Fab Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and working on UX and product strategy at various startups. He makes art and performances under the name AKA MEDIA SYSTEM, and has a degree in video/new media art from Harvard and a master’s from the Hyperinstruments Group at the MIT Media Lab.


2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Location: Cowell Theater (Herbst Pavilion)
Noah Feehan (New York Times R&D Lab)
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I'll introduce the concept of "semantic listening," a sensing strategy that emphasizes context over content. Think "what did we talk about" instead of "what temperature was the room." I'll show the Listening Table, our most recent experiment, and walk through the design decisions and fabrication process, concluding with a peek at a couple projects currently in the works. Read more.