This is the personal site of Mike Travers. I'm a software engineer, designer, writer, and researcher in the San Francisco area. Currently employed at Nuna, where we try to use data to fix the health care system.

I'm interested in tools to make programming easier and more expressive, for children, scientists, and others. I got a PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory in this area in 1996, focusing on the role of agency as a concept and metaphor in programming environments.

More recently I've built variety of systems for medical and scientific computation, knowledge management, and visualization.



Some Projects and Hacks