Eric Rosenbaum demonstrates Makey Makey to Marvin Minsky

Eric Rosenbaum visited Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 and delighted participants with his new Makey Makey construction kit. The next day, he and Dr. Marvin Minsky played a musical cupcake courtesy of the Makey Makey.

This year, Eric joins the remarkable faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge. His work at the intersection of art, science, music and whimsy inspires creativity and giggles while demonstrating his serious engineering chops and insights into learning.

Eric Rosenbaum is a doctoral student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab, where he creates new technologies at the intersection of music, improvisation, play and learning. His projects include the MaKey MaKey invention kit, the Singing Fingers app for finger painting with sound, the Glowdoodle web site for painting with light, MmmTsss software for improvising with looping sounds, and a Scratch-like language for creating interactive behaviors in the virtual world of Second Life.

Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Technology in Education from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab, for which he developed Jots, a system to support reflective learning in the Scratch programming environment.

Eric Rosenbaum’s TEDx Talk – Finding a Voice in Music

What’s Makey Makey?

What’s MmmTsss