I want to expand the reach of human knowledge and ability.
Right now, I'm trying to empower students. I co-direct long-term research at Khan Academy with May-Li Khoe. We're inventing ways to make powerful ideas more learnable and personally meaningful. I try to connect research to reality by also contributing engineering and product leadership to nearer-term work.
I write essays about thinking, learning, making, and more. A few:
“Blinded by How,” a personal cautionary tale on the subtle but serious dangers of neglecting “why” for “how”.
“After Class Is Over,” two stories about the path to life-long learning and the endless possibilities that result.
“Leveraged Making,” the metric for considering impact that led me to my current work.
“Musical Tone and Perceived Disonnance,” on why we associate musical dissonance with tension.
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