Andrew Sliwinski

February 7, 2017

February 7, 11:30am

February 7, 11:30am
Public Artist Talk – Andrew Sliwinski

Andrew Sliwinski is a Research Scientist in the LEGO Learning Laboratory at the MIT Media Lab where he explores the intersections between learning, creativity, and technology. Among his active research projects is Scratch – an online community and tool for kids to explore their creativity through computing which reaches over one hundred million children every year. Prior to joining MIT, Andrew served as the Director of Learning Research at the Mozilla Foundation and co-founded DIY.org. He has served as an advisor to the Chicago Public Library, LEGO Foundation, and The Aspen Institute.

An advocate of open design and engineering practices, Andrew contributes to various open source projects and has released over 40 individual software libraries. Most notable amongst his contributions have been projects related to natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, signal processing, and computational creativity.

As a designer and engineer, Andrew has worked with various organizations during his career including: General Electric, Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Universal Music Group, and JetBlue. His work as a creative technologist has been displayed in The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Carnegie Hall.