Mirabai Knight is a realtime captioner for Deaf and hard of hearing college students and professionals, based in New York City. She cofounded (with Joshua Lifton of the MIT Media Lab) the Plover Project, the world's only free, open source stenographic engine. Plover brings down the price of entering text at 240 words per minute from around $7,000 to $45. A steno tutorial arcade game suite is next on the agenda. Though she's only a novice programmer, she's obsessed with the idea of bringing steno's blazing speed and efficiency to hackers, novelists, gargoyles, access technologists, and anyone else who works with huge quantities of text all day.
Sunday 1:10 p.m.–1:40 p.m. in Mission City