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Robert Faludi

Former Adjunct, Alumni, Class of 2007
http://faludi.com

Courses Taught: Crafting with Data: Revelations, Illusions, Truth and the Future
Networked Objects
Sociable Objects
Collaborative Mesh Networking
Noticing
Sensitive Buildings

Robert holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, and an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He recently completed a second Masters degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. He specializes in behavioral interactions through physical computing and networked objects. Rob is the author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino and Processing published by O’Reilly Media, 2011. He is currently the Collaborative Strategy Leader in R&D for Digi International, with a mandate to forge stronger connections with the maker community and discover outstanding new work. As a researcher for NYU's Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, he investigated the connections between visual perception, motor action and the mathematical properties of environmental affordances. At ITP he specialized in physical computing, dense social networks and networked objects, work continued as a Resident Researcher there and at Microsoft Research. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Good Morning America, BBC World, at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry and Museum of Modern Art among others. Projects include Social Genius, a multimedia name-learning game; WildLight, a networked device that brings organic light to dark or windowless spaces and BlueWay, a networked location and wayfinding system. He is a co-creator of the LilyPad XBee wearable radios, and Botanicalls, a system that allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help.

Current residence: New York, USA