Tristan Swedish is a PhD Student at the MIT Media Lab in the Camera Culture Group. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics at Northeastern University, where he created computational models of light propagation in tissue. He recently finished my Masters at the MIT Media Lab, where he built a new class of user-centric retinal imaging cameras inspired by computational photography and displays.
He has a keen interest in refactoring hardware, imaging systems, and the algorithms that turn unstructured measurements into useful information. He has put cameras on flying robots, built a user-aligned retinal imaging device, and have made my cactus mobile.
He was born in Salt Lake, Utah, spent a good amount of time growing up in Durham, NC, and have been living in Boston the last few years. He’s currently a graduate Research Assistant in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab.