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San Leandro, CA

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March 2, 2012

Do you practice art, science, or art/science?

I, Bill Nye, in spite of having a name "slightly" similar to the Science Guy, does not know much about making smoke come out of oversized test tubes. Rather, I started in Electrical Engineering as an analog integrated circuit designer, graduated with a Ph.D. in the area of CAD for IC design at Berkeley, had a fun career in CAD software development working at Cadence Design Systems for 10 years and then at PDF Solutions for 4 years. I ended up getting a Master's in Multimedia from Cal State East Bay in 2003 and switching to multimedia and digital graphics, where I use my hardware skills and software skills in many programming languages to pull game and artistic projects together.

Are there any specific organizations, businesses, Meetups, or collaboratives you think we should know about?

Meetup Group: SF Bay Area 3D Vision & Kinect Hacking

What topics would you like to see addressed/explored by both artists, scientists, or both?

When will they have glasses with a small camera and hidden earpiece that tells me the name I can't recall of who I am looking at.


Electrical engineering background, was scientific programmer, now game/web/music-visua­lization programmer, scripting instructor, and Arduino guy.

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