OpenBCI Co-Founder and CEO, Conor Russomanno, comes from a mixed background of engineering, art, and design. As an undergraduate engineer at Columbia University, Conor studied Engineering Mechanics while teaching computer graphics and developing Unity-based virtual environments under an NSF grant. Conor later discovered brain-computer interfacing (BCI) as an MFA student at Parsons School of Design. He has been pushing the industry of BCI forward ever since, making technologies for recording brain activity more cost-effective and accessible to everybody. Conor has led two successful crowdfunding campaigns, raising close to $500,000 to develop OpenBCI. Conor now teaches Creative Coding, Designing Consciousness, and The Body Electric at Parsons and NYU.