I’m John Cohn: IBM Fellow, Maker, reality TV survivor turned Mad Scientist, Big-Time Nerd. AMA.
But I’ve also got 65+ patents in the field of design automation, methodology and circuits and am deeply passionate about science and engineering. I’ve given a TEDx talk, traveled to over 300 schools and even spent 58 days living in an abandoned steel mill as part of Discovery Channel’s technical survival show The Colony. In a past life, I worked on the “brains” that went into Sony and Microsoft’s video game chips. Nowadays, when I’m not thinking about microelectronics, I'm tinkering with Internet of Things gadgetry or building physical objects like a Burning Man Ferris wheel car and a giant, 30-foot light-up keyboard for Phish’s Mike Gordon at his shows.
But this bio’s gone on long enough…I’m eager to chat about science, engineering, making, Internet of Things and the importance of innovation through PLAY! Ask me anything. Victoria's helping me with getting started.
UPDATE*: We're going for 15 more minutes! Ask me anything!
UPDATE* 2PM EST: Okay all! I've gotta run now. But keep firing away and I'll check back and answer later. Special thanks to Victoria for helping me out!
Have a geeky holiday everyone. Make something cool.