Hey — Kenneth Shaw Friedman here. Most of the time I go by Kenny. Sometimes I go by Satoshi Nakamoto. I'm currently a master's student at MIT in the HCI Engineering group.
I'm interested in a lot of different things. Currently, I am focusing on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction. How can machines enhance our intelligence? How can we increase wisdom faster than power. How can we make technology simplify our lives and allow us more freedom, instead of just adding to the complexity and the noise? These are just a few of the questions that I think we should answer. Interested? Let's talk.
Currently, I'm a masters student in the Human-Computer Interation Engineering lab at MIT CSAIL. Previously, I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
While at MIT, I...
- worked at Apple, NASA, and Magic Leap
- researched at the MIT Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces) and the MIT D-Lab
- played on the club tennis team and started a Science Olympiad organization
- and many other things
Before MIT, I grew up in Syracuse, NY where I played a lot of tennis, did a lot of Science Olympiad, and made some apps of varying degrees of fame — among other things.
My three biggest heroes are Noam Chomsky, Alan Kay, and Bob Dylan.
About this Site
In the beginning, this was hosted on SquareSpace. After adding more and more custom features over time, it seemed worth it to simply build up a the site from scratch — so now this site is custom-built.
You can read more about the custom site builder I made that runs this site.
You can email me here.
My Twitter handle is @futurekennysf.
My LinkedIn profile is here: Kenny's LinkedIn.