Area of Expertise: Programming
Joshua wrestles with how to say what it is that he does but lately he’s been going with “I philosophize about human computer interaction”. He believes that art, design, programming, and electronics are all more or less the same task: understanding what we want technology to do and how technology is changing us.
Joshua is most interested in making tools for understanding, learning, and exploring the world and one another. He grew up in a part of the United States that was remarkably influential in the 20th century and is rapidly crumbling in the 21st so he has an interest in recycling and repurposing spaces, objects, concepts using simple, inexpensive, and extensible components.
As an undergraduate, Joshua studied linguistics and cognitive science so he is also quite interested in exploring tools and techniques for learning languages and systems. His work is all done done with C/C++, ActionScript, Processing, AVR controllers, pencil, paper, coffee, and the occasional long run to clear his head.