TEAM Bio: Ken Johnson
In a venture that’s as technology driven as Seven Days you need a tech guy. Somebody has to setup the infrastructure to zip GB of video data between our international team members, edit it, and webcast it. For Seven Days that’s Ken Johnson.
Ken grew up in the foot hills of NY’s Catskill Mountains and received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University where he held the title of Instructor of ECE for 3 years.
Tired of the cold weather he’s spent the last 30 years in Los Angeles working for several aerospace companies in a variety of R&D, organizational, and project leadership roles. Among the many cool things he’s had the opportunity to work on are vision sensors for autonomous vehicles, various space missions, holographic data storage in photorefractive crystals, and computational neural systems.
In late 2008 while talking with his dad he learned that his uncle had served with the 106th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge and was KIA the first night of the battle. That was all he needed to get hooked on the study of history and led to a manuscript of the division’s story titled ‘The Last Infantry Division’.
His latest passion is developing web technology to enable authors to visually present stories in an interactive manner. Something he calls space-time browsing. You’ll be seeing some of that in coming Seven Days productions.
He’s happiest when working on a tough problem with great people which is exactly what we’re doing at Seven Days. Most nights and weekends he’s surrounded by computers and books while listening to The History and Discovery Channels in the background.