Team Space Enabled is pleased to announce that Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar and Chelsea Barabas are new members of the team! Both are doctoral students in the Program on Media Arts and Sciences.
Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar began his Doctoral studies in the Center for Civic Media and has now transitioned to Space Enabled. He received his Bachelor’s of Sciences in Linguistics from the National University of Colombia, where he worked primarily on articulatory phonetics and signal processing. He did his masters with the Personal Robots group at the MIT Media Lab, where he focused on designing mechanisms to foster children's socio-emotional skills, such as empathy, through interactions with social robots. Currently, he studies and documents Latin American ancestral technologies, as well as the design practices that led to their existence. He uses insights from this work to propose participatory design methods that can lead to the development of more sustainable technologies.