Avery Sen is co-founder and Research Director at Sen Sound, a sound design studio that uses participatory approaches to meet the needs of humans in healthcare. His work centers on how innovation is a social practice of collective sense-making, shaped as much by our tools to share meaning as our tools to explore and build. He has been a policy analyst at SRI International and a strategist at the futures consultancy Toffler Associates, as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he served on the National Science and Technology Council's Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Force. Dr. Sen has a BA in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University, and a PhD in Science & Technology Policy from The George Washington University. His research centered on the DARPA innovation model and international space policy.