My name is Juan David Hincapié-Ramos and Peripeteia is my website. I am a Post-Doctoral researcher at the HCI Lab of the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), under professor Pourang Irani. My interests are mobile devices, transparent displays, tabletops, public displays, and social and technical infrastructures.
I was born in Colombia, South America. I received my PhD from the the IT University of Copenhagen. I obtained a bachelor in Systems Engineering program at EAFIT University. At the same time started working as a research assistant, and later on as a software developer. I worked in Denmark for the company Interactive Sports Games.
I was a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen in the Software Development group, under the supervision of professor Jakob E. Bardram. I worked for an project called the The Collaborative Mini-Grid Project, where we explored Ubicomp technologies for sharing computing power in a community grid.
Peripeteia in literature is the moment when the main character realizes everything he believes is not true. Innovation and scientific improvement are based on chains of Peripeteia where we continuously rediscover that our believes are not quite right (in the case of continuous improvements) or that they are completely wrong (in the case of breakthroughs). At the personal level, Peripeteia entails the rediscovery of the world around us, of the self, and one’s possibilities.
A life of Peripetia, is a life always young.