Splash Biography

MAX KRIEGER, CMU sophomore in Cognitive Science, wizardry, &c

Major: Cognitive Science

College/Employer: CMU

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a sophomore studying, among other things, Cognitive Science; an interdisciplinary field that investigates how we think.

I'm especially interested in applying cognitive methods to the design of better tools for thinking and creating on the computer. This kind involves a whole lot of research, design, software engineering, as well as a pinch of magic.

If you're interested in this stuff or have any questions, feel free to reach out! maxkrieger [at] cmu [dot] edu.

Past Classes

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S41: How to see the unseeable: visual thinking on the edges of science in Carnegie Mellon Splash Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
If “a picture is worth a thousand words”, how do you look at something that can't be photographed? We can't "see" math any better than we can see a black hole, or the WiFi coming from our phones, or the network of friends we have. Somehow, we can still think intuitively about these unseeable things through beautiful illustrations, diagrams, and metaphors. We'll learn what makes a good picture-for-thinking using tools from cognitive science. Afterwards, we'll create our own pictures of unseeable things with these tools. No drawing skills required, we'll be using physical materials (and possibly computers)!