My current focus is environmental sustainability.
I think this requires both advocacy (I am an active member of
Save the Redwoods League
and other organizations) as well as system building. In particular, my goal is to develop tools and techniques to make remote work at least as appealing as face-to-face for as many tasks as possible. To that end, I run a
project at FXPAL that investigates multimedia use in distributed teams and develops tools to support them
. The MixMeet system, described in the video below, is one such tool.
Another current interest is
multimedia documents and the representation of knowledge