Lucas Lorenzo Peña
Cognitive Technologist
MS Cognitive Science & Interactive Media
MA Interactive Application Design
BS Computer Science


👋 Hello! I'm a “Cognitive Technologist”

I help innovative teams create, design, and deploy technology that impacts social experiences at the intersection of trust, governance, communities, and urban systems.

I am a Full-Stack Software Engineer, UX Designer, and Cognitive Science & HCI Researcher currently fascinated by the symbiosis between humans and artificial intelligence as a means to empower new forms of transformative decision making.


  • 🤖 Researching in SPECS exploring Social Cognition and Trust
  • 👨‍🏫 Teaching in IAAC's Master in Design for Emergent Futures: “Atlas of Weak Signals”
  • 🤝 Collaborating with FabLab Barcelona, Ideas for Change, Feminist Internet, & more 👇

Looking to collaborate on experiences - digital, physical & beyond?

Get in touch 🙌

Academic Publications:

  • Onboarding Communities to the IoT

Past Gigs / Significant Collaborations:

  • “Designing with Extended Intelligent” - IAAC's MDEF - Teacher
  • “Computational Fluency” & “Internet of Things”- IED's Interactive Design Master - Teacher
  • CareAi - the European Commission / JRC - Creative Tech & IoT Development
  • SCOPES - MIT & Fab Foundation - Product Manager & Full-Stack Development
  • Smart Citizen - Creative Tech & Front-End Development
  • Making-Sense EU - Creative Tech & Full-Stack Development
  • Vimod Studio - Creative Tech
    • Milestone Systems
    • Mercedes-Benz España
  • Pro-Up - Direction
  • Flyshionista - iOS Engineer
  • TheSkimm - Full-Stack Engineer
  • eyeWyre Software Studios - Backend Engineer
  • SoFitU - Mobile & Full-Stack Engineer

Employable Skills:

  • Research: Human-Computer Interaction, Civic Technology
  • Emergent technologies: Distributed Ledgers, Machine Learning
  • Design: Experience Design, Co-creative Design, User Centered Design, Speculative Design
  • Web Technologies: HTML/CSS, Javascript, AngularJs, P5.js, Node.js
  • Mobile Technologies: Swift, Objective-C
  • Scripting Technologies: Ruby, Rails, Grape, Python, C++
  • IoT Technologies: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Processing