Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar

Civic Media
  • Research Assistant

I am a Doctoral Student in the Center for Civic Media. I received my Bachelor’s of Sciences in Linguistics from the National University of Colombia, where I worked primarily on articulatory phonetics, and signal processing. I did my masters with the Personal Robots group at the MIT Media Lab, where I focused on designing mechanisms to foster children's socio-emotional skills such as empathy, through interactions with social robots. Currently, I study and document Latin American ancestral technologies, as well as the design practices that led to their existence. I use insights from this work to propose participatory design methods that can lead to the development of more sustainable technologies. 

I am a Doctoral Student in the Center for Civic Media. I received my Bachelor’s of Sciences in Linguistics from the National University of Colombia, where I worked primarily on articulatory phonetics, and signal processing. I did my masters with the Personal Robots group at the MIT Media Lab, where I focused on designing mechanisms to foster children's socio-emotional skills such as empathy, through interactions with social robots. Currently, I study and document Latin American ancestral technologies, as well as the design practices that led to their existence. I use insights from this work to propose participatory design methods that can lead to the development of more sustainable technologies.