V. Michael Bove, Jr. (group head) V. Michael Bove, Jr. holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in Visual Studies, and a Ph.D. in Media Technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Lab, and co-directs the consumer electronics working group CE2.0. He is the author or co-author of over 100 journal or conference papers on digital television systems, video processing hardware/software design, multimedia, scene modeling, visual display technologies, and optics. He holds patents on inventions relating to video recording, hardcopy, interactive television, medical imaging, and holographic displays, and has been a member of several professional and government committees. He is co-author with the late Stephen A. Benton of the book Holographic Imaging (Wiley, 2008). He is on the Board of Editors of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and has served as SMPTE’s Education Director. He served as general chair of the 2006 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC’06) and co-chair of the 2012 International Symposium on Display Holography. Bove is a fellow of the SPIE and of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity, and Capital. He was a founder of and technical advisor to WatchPoint Media, Inc. and served as technical advisor to One Laptop Per Child (creators of the XO laptop for children in developing countries).
Email: vmb <at> media.mit.edu
Kristin Hall (Project Manager)
Groups: Speech + Mobility, Object-Based Media
Email: kristin <at> media.mit.edu
Sunny Jolly is a PhD candidate at MIT with broad research interests spanning three-dimensional holographic displays, Fourier optics, nanophotonics, information optics, and optical engineering. He has worked on a wide array of optics-related projects, including guided-wave acousto-optics for electroholography, photorefractive polymer-based holographic displays, computer-generated display holography, diffraction-based optical microphones, nonlinear optical characterization of thin films, and volume holographic spectrometers. He holds an MS degree from the MIT Media Lab as well as an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, and a BS degree in Physics, all from Georgia Tech.
Website: http://www.sundeepjolly.com Email: sjolly <at> media.mit.edu
Dan Novy (also known as NovySan) is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab where he works to decrease the alienation fostered by traditional passive media consumption and increase social interaction through transparent, interconnected and fluid media, to create an enriched, active and inspired immediate experience. He is an Emmy and Visual Effects Society Award winning VFX Technical Supervisor, Transmedia Experience Designer, and Artist. At the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign he received a BFA in Theatre and an MA in Theatre History, with a double emphasis in the technical history of the theatre and shamanic ritual performance in pre-agrarian societies. He is the former Chair of the Visual Effects Society’s Technology Committee and technical blogger for the VES.
Email: novysan <at> media.mit.edu
Philippa Mothersill (also known as Pip) is a PhD student in the Object-Based Media group at the MIT Media Lab. Using her experience as a product designer, she explores how meaning is embodied in objects by designers, and how computation or even AI can play a role in that creative process through the development of new design tools. Before the Media Lab, Philippa worked for three years as a product designer for P&G, where she led the upstream industrial design of new products by bringing together design research, marketing narrative, and functional technology to create the first aesthetically designed functional prototype in a product’s development cycle. She holds a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering, and a joint MA/MSc degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art.
Website: http://web.media.mit.edu/~pip/ Email: pip <at> media.mit.edu
Everett Lawson is a PhD student at MIT’s Media Lab.
Laura Perovich is interested in designing tools that help people seamlessly engage with science in their everyday lives. She hopes to re-imagine the relationship between citizens and scientists through ubiquitous computing and artistic, emotionally-resonant approaches to data interaction. One of her current projects explores new interfaces for reporting levels of emerging household contaminants to study participants. Perovich has over seven years of experience in community-based work, as a scientist researching environmental causes of diseases at Silent Spring Institute and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. She is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab and holds a BA in mathematics and religion from Bowdoin College.
Email: perovich <at> media.mit.edu