This is the Edgy Product, the homepage of Chris Csíkszentmihályi, an artist, occasional scholar, technology critic, and technologist.

My current projects include ProBots, robots for protestors who don’t wish to be clubbed by the police, and the RootIO project, which seeks to blend the best of radio with the best of the internet.

I am the European Research Area Chair, a board member, and a professor at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, where I also run the Critical Technical Practice Lab. I served for three years as its Scientific Head.

I coordinate two major grants: 1) Grassroot Wavelengths, which introduces the RootIO project to Europe through an Horizon 2020 CAPs action, and 2) Civic Media and Science, an INTERREG Macaronesia grant which is introducing RootIO stations in Cabo Verde. I am also involved in MAST, a Creative Europe grant to develop masters modules in digital media, with a focus on progressive digital services for social Europe.

I was very proud to be the first Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art and Design Research at Parsons. I have been a Radcliffe Fellow, a Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and I serve on the boards of the Centre for Doctoral Training for Digital Civics and DataActive.

I directed research groups at MIT for ten years, where I cofounded and directed the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, and was a professor and ran the (in)famous Computing Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab.


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