Michael Takezo Chinen is a berlin-based programmer orginally from Hawaii with Japanese roots. He studied computer science as well as composition in Seattle with Richard Karpen, Charles Dodge in New Hampshire, and sound synthesis with Naotoshi Osaka in Tokyo. He is currently affiliated with TU Berlin through a Fulbright grant. He is a participant in several open-source projects, including Audacity. His interests involve writing software in c and c++ to find similarities between computer processes and music, using themes such as hierarchy, synchronicity, and reference. Currently he is writing a suite of tools for the mac called the “fucking” series, which involves analyzing and sonifying the raw memory and processor state of everyday programs such as a web browser or text editor.