Tonight At 8pm EDT--MIT's Jay Silver, Inventioneer & Pioneer of MaKey MaKey

Jay Silver, along with partner Eric Rosenbaum, created
MaKey MaKey, an amazing computer interface that allows
creative learning opportunities.  Like the Banana Piano.
Folks, I just finished the phone interview with Jay Silver, and you're simply gonna love it.

Sometimes you forget how incredible it is to talk to a genius (even if Jay doesn't characterize himself that way, I do) but this was a totally invigorating interview.

Please tune in to hear just how cool, energized, and mind-expansive a Phd candidate from MIT can be. You can see the photos of the Banana Piano, and the Makey Makey project by clickin' the hyperlinks, people.

We're very lucky to have Jay on The Tom Gulley Show. And here are just a few of the reasons why:

Jay Silver is a PhD student in the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab, and works for Intel Labs "Interaction Experience Research" group, helping develop a Maker Culture. Time named one of his inventions “Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses,” and he has put out many creative platforms, including Drawdio, Singing Fingers, and Scratch collectively in the hands of millions. Jay has given talks at TEDx Sacramento, TEDx Santa Cruz, and TEDx Amherst. He has exhibited internationally at museums such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, and ARS Electronica. He also runs digital prototyping workshops for clients such asIDEO, LEGO, and Intel.

Jay studied electrical engineering at Georgia Tech where he was named Engineer of the Year. He was awarded a Gates Scholarship to earn a master’s in Internet Technology from Cambridge University. He also holds a master’s in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab where he invented “Camera for the Invisible.”  Jay is also a Student Finalist for the 2012 Lemelson MIT Prize.

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