About Sep Kamvar

Sep Kamvar is the LG Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, and the Director of the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on social computing and information management.

A Bike Strengthens the Rider: On Building Cyclical Tools

Sep Kamvar suggests a mission when building tools: Every tool should nourish the things upon which it depends.

Natural Limits: Tech Tools Designed Like Bacteria

Sep Kamvar looks at bacteria as a way of thinking about how we build technology tools that are either self-limiting or self-reinforcing.

Ants and the Internet (The Design of Software Ecologies)

Sep Kamver looks at design principles for technologies that follow nature. In this case, colonies of ants and APIs