Hi! My name is Brandon Jackson. I am currently a Product Manager @ Kano, based in London.
I grew up in the countryside of Tennessee where I taught myself to code. Since then I have been constantly exploring new ways to make. Over the past decade I have coded computational models of the brain, built iPhone apps used by hundreds of thousands of people, written history papers (read by fewer than 100,000 people…) and painted landscapes in watercolour.
In 2013 I earned a BA in Computer Science from Yale, where my senior research projects focused simultaneously on computational neurobiology and the history of scientific toys.
In 2015 I earned an MPhil in the History of Science & Technology at the University of Cambridge, where I examined the ways that new technologies have changed users’ relationships with science.
I finished school in 2015 and moved to London. Kano’s mission is to build computing devices that empower the next creative generation to make, learn and play with technology. This has been an incredibly satisfying way to connect my professional and academic puruits.
On a personal level, I am deeply committed to living a life engaged with the history and beauty of my surroundings. I carry around a sketchbook and watercolour kit.