Kyle Kramer is a sound engineer and interactive designer from the metro Detroit area, and a recent recipient of a MA in Media Arts with a BFA in Performing Arts Technology, from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. His work encompasses film sound, interactive installation, hardware and software interfaces, instrument design, generative sound synthesis, motion tracking, robotics, and aesthetic applications of data. Kyle's Master's thesis and collaboration with Giant Eel Productions, called "Map of Forgotten Places" is a 3D surround sound experimental documentary investigating six abandoned production zones of the American Rust Belt. The immersive marriage of sound and moving image is used to elevate the viewer's consciousness of the materials, almost giving them a sense of touch. The piece was screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, spring of 2012 as part of the "Spatial Shift" exhibition at the Gallery Project. Kyle has since become a collaborator with the Gallery Project and will be co-curating the "Quantified Self" show coming September 2012. This summer, Kyle is working as an interactive designer for Arthur Kuo at the Human Biomechanics and Control lab at the University of Michigan, using inertial measurement units (IMU) to precisely transmit a user's hand gestures and synthesize corresponding audio in real time. The aural feedback provides another reference for the brain regarding motor skill, which could prove to be a useful tool in stroke therapy.