About Brian


Brian Waniewski

Executive Director

Brian has a record of establishing innovative organizations at the intersection of tech, media, social impact, research. Before Harmony Labs, he served as managing director at Institute of Play. He also served on the core founding teams for Quest to Learn, a New York City public school that leverages game design to make school engaging and culturally relevant for young people; and GlassLab Games, a Silicon Valley development shop transforming digital games, like SimCity, into classroom learning environments with real-time formative assessments built in. Brian was trained as a poet. He has worked as a speechwriter, a management consultant, a professor, cook, and gardener, and built by hand a timber-frame cabin in the woods, where he spent five years reading, writing, and meditating.

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