Randy is currently a doctoral student in Information Studies at The University of California, Los Angeles researching the connections between physical computing, the built environment, and information seeking. Specifically how information seeking practices are augmented by ubiquitous computing, and the ways in which place-making is changing in connection with the shifts in information seeking.
He is also a researcher at The Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) where he is working on OpenPTrack, an open source platform for person tracking, designed for use by artists and educators. Additionally, Randy is currently a fellow at the Center for Research and Innovation in Elementary Education (CONNECT) at UCLA’s school of Education. As the CONNECT fellow he is investigating how body-based tracking technologies are changing the modes and methods of collaboration in art-making practices.