Fabien Girardin is a co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory a thinking, making, design, development and research organization speculating on the near future possibilities for digital worlds. He is active in the domains of user experience and data science.
In his work he mixes qualitative observations with quantitative data analysis to gain insights from the integration and appropriation of technologies. Subsequently, he exploits the gained knowledge with engineering techniques to prototype and evaluate data-related concepts and solutions.
He recently created a system that produces self-writing books, co-created a visual programming environment, directed a sports newspaper from the future and produced a catalog of near future's normal ordinary everyday.
Fabien holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Digital Communications from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Along his academic journey, he was also affiliated with the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies Lausanne (EPFL). Continue reading...