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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction Nitin Sawhney, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow with the Program for Art, Culture and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2008-2009 he served as a Visionary Fellow with the Jerusalem 2050 project at MIT, conducting research on urban renewal and social empowerment through the media arts in divided cities. Nitin received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from MIT, as well as M.S. and B.E. degrees from Georgia Tech. He conducted research at the MIT Media Lab on open design collaboration, mobile and wearable computing, speech interfaces and auditory perception. He co-founded Akaza Research, a technology startup focused on open source software for medical research, and managed new product development at Cytel, Inc. Nitin’s current focus is on creative empowerment of marginalized youth through participatory new media technologies and programs. Since 2006 Nitin co-founded Voices Beyond Walls, to conduct digital video and storytelling workshops with children and youth in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza. He co-founded the Boston Palestine Film Festival since 2007. Nitin was born in New Delhi, India and lived in the Middle East for over 12 years.