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James Nick Sears (Independent contractor), Alex Bisceglie (.)

Pulse is a hacker lab launching a spatial social metrics platform. We build hardware and software tools to track, analyze, and visualize social movement within an environment. The platform relies heavily on open source tools, and said platform will be open sourced itself in the near future.

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James Nick Sears

Independent contractor

As an interactive artist and designer, Nick Sears explores the boundaries between physical and virtual, and between reality and illusion. A start in music combined with a love of technology illuminates Sears’ quest to create new means to affect the human experience. In 2006, midway through the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, he created The Orb, the first in a series of three-dimensional display surfaces, aimed at visualizing our planet Earth. His work has been a part of exhibitions and events such as SIGGRAPH, Wired NextFest, Coachella, and TED and has been featured in The New York Times. He recently put the finishing touches on his latest piece, the third in the Orb series, which has been featured in exhibitions in Singapore and Dublin, Ireland and is slated to appear at NEXT ‘09 in Aarhus, Denmark in early April.

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Alex Bisceglie


Alex Bisceglie is an interactive engineer, designer, and strategist. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, and has worked with a number of start-ups and interactive agencies including, Socialight, Organic, and the Barbarian Group doing interactive development and design. He specializes in rapid prototyping in software, hardware, and industrial design, and has worked on a number of large-scale web sites and applications. Alex can usually be found hacking Ruby, pigeonholing data-visualization into personal and client projects, and hooking up Arduino boards to sensors.

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