My name is Danbee (단비), which literally translated from Korean means “sweet rain”. Many of my friends call me tauntaun, a nickname coined during my freshman year at MIT when I was part of the Musical Theater Guild’s production of Star Wars Trilogy: Musical Edition.
I’m a PhD candidate in the 2013 cohort of the International Neuroscience Doctoral Programme, headquartered at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisboa, Portugal. I joined the Intelligent Systems lab in Sept 2013 and moved with the lab to the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in London, UK in 2015. I study cuttlefish, develop theories of intelligent behaviour, and build interactive art installations that collaborate with the public to measure human behavior and psychophysics. You can learn more at Every Mind Online.
I spend a lot of time thinking about permaculture, anarchy, circus, and education. I love spending time in the wilderness, especially by the sea. I’ve co-written and choreographed an original musical called Hack, Punt, Tool (you can watch the 2017 production on YouTube). I train and play as a musician, capoeirista, and VIRS (vigilante intergalactic roustabout scholar).
If you would like to get in touch, please email me at danbee at alum dot mit dot edu.