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Jared Lamenzo

The WildLab/Mediated Spaces Inc
Jared Lamenzo is a technologist and an artist interested in giving citizens superpowers to change the world. As co-founder of Mediated Spaces, he pioneered the use of smartphone technology in citizen science. In 2008, the company won the NAVTEQ Global Challenge for their bird sighting application “The WildLab,” and won the Grand Prize in the WHERE developer challenge for their Skymap application, a mobile planetarium that had hundreds of thousands of visitors. In 2009, the team won a MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning grant to develop a version of the WildLab for education, and deploy it in schools. To date, over 10,000 sightings have been collected. In 2010, collaborating with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the WildLab released its Crab App, which engages the public in horseshoe crab monitoring. The data are of importance to the drug industry, fisheries, and migratory shorebirds. As an artist, his work has been shown internationally, and as a musician, he has worked with Grammy award-winning artists and Billboard artists. He is a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where his work drew upon his scientific and artistic backgrounds, and of Harvard, in Applied Mathematics and Engineering.

My Speaker Sessions

Friday, March 11

2:00pm CST