ITP Class: Temporary Expert

Temporary Expert was a class at NYU ITP taught by Marina Zurkow.

Examining race when it comes to online dating

I’ve been looking at studies examining race when it comes to online dating. One indicates strong preferences for a partner of their own ethnicity Another shows a more complex system of preferences likely dictated by societal norms.

Diversity in Online Dating

When I talk to others about my research into online dating, many of them convey their own stories to me. I’ve learned that this is an amazing way to glimpse into how others use online dating in their own unique

The Verge talks to OkCupid

The Verge talks to OkCupid, the dating site with a propensity for data research. Alexis Ohanian sits with Christian Rudder about how he and the SparkNotes founders went from study guides to an online dating network — and from there,

How I gamed online data to meet my match- Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic

How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match

How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match: Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic (by TEDxTalks) This was a great talk about how she reverse-engineered online dating to meet her ideal man. She discusses her own research into how popular profiles

Zombie Decomposition Art Research

With a couple projects around zombies, I’m looking at visual guidance on how they might look over time. My OpenCV project will create a facial overlay that dynamically shows zombie decomposition (i.e. a mask).

Projected Deaths By Living Dead

Projected Deaths By Living Dead

Researchers at IUCS have looked to fill this gap, cross referencing the information in the report with quantitative data collected by the undead bio-research policy institute to forecast the probability U.S. regions would fare in an outbreak of the walking


MythBusters Zombie special episode

I’m watching MythBusters “Zombie special episode – typical goofiness of the series while exploring various survival techniques” Check-in to MythBusters on

Testing the distance required to read RFID badges

Testing the distance required to read RFID badges from a mobile device. Summary: they have to be really close with passive RFIDs. Something further out (a person walking by in a conference) would require an active RFID radio.

Rise of the Zombies

I’m watching Rise of the Zombies

“Horrible zombie movie with LeVar Burton” I’m watching Rise of the Zombies Check-in to Rise of the Zombies on