Brit Cruise

This site is intended as a time capsule. It contains current & past research, experiments and multimedia projects. Contact me: britjcruise@gmail.com

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2016

I studied both Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario & McGill. In school I worked on various experimental films and thought about how we can (or can’t) predict the stock market. After school I spent some time in industry working on algorithm design.

In early 2011 I launched an educational series titled: Art of the Problem on Kickstarter. This lead to an ongoing web series: Artoftheproblem.

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I joined Khan Academy Jan 2012 – with 20 or so amazing people. I eventually developed lessons on Cryptography, Information TheoryScience Discoveries, Math Warmups and experimented with narrative driven challenges. I co-produced some lessons with content partners such NASAGoogle and Disney.

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The first ever annual meeting at Khan Academy (early 2012)

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Testing out interactive software in the classroom environment

I also worked as employee #1 at a handful of education startups (apartments), such as Codecademy and Mystery Science….

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Doing my “time” in the Mission District.

 

Starting in 2014  I co-created Pixar in a Box alongside Tony DeRose (short CBC interview or long Podcast) and a handful of others.  It is an initiative to create free interactive courses which demonstrate how concepts (math, science, art & writing) are used in the filmmaking process at Pixar. Think of it as an interactive behind the scenes featurette.

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I had the pleasure of presenting this project at The Steve Jobs Theatre on Pixar’s campus with Tony in summer 2015.

In 2017 I began a collaboration with IEEE to communicate the ideas behind key academic papers. This series will go live on my YouTube channel late 2017 and will continue in the years ahead.

In 2017 I also launched an investment fund and blog focused on the Cryptocurrency sector. I was bit by the Bitcoin bug in 2012 and have never looked back…

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3 Responses to “Brit Cruise”

  1. adrian vedady Says:

    Hi Brit,

    Glad you enjoyed the show at last summer’s jazz fest in Montreal.

    Adrian

  2. Wakan Tanka Says:

    Many thanks for your great work. Keep on rocking.

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