Cayden Pierce

Research Assistant
  • Fluid Interfaces

Transhumanist Hacker 

Cayden is a researcher, engineer, and creative pursuing his Masters at the Fluid Interfaces Group of the MIT Media Lab. His research lies at the nexus of human-computer interaction, sensing, and consciousness. Cayden explores systems that become part of the cognitive self – augmenting, extending, and enhancing human thinking, sensing, and communication.

By combining skills and insights in engineering, sensing, psychology, and neuroscience, Cayden uses tech like wearables, neurotech, and AI to create systems which augment the human experience. These include contextual search engine smart glasses, using the “Human Eye as a Camera” with brain-computer interfaces, social wearables for autism, augmented musical experiences with brain stimulation, and other projects.

Cayden previously contributed to interdisciplinary projects at university research labs, startups, and companies including University of Toronto, National University of Singapore, JITX, and Blueberry.

We are all cyborgs: intelligent biological agents upgraded by the technology we create. I seek to exist as and develop the next generation of human intelligence and experiential enhancement.