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Martin R. Friedmann MArch '93

Martin R. Friedmann MArch '93, a former graduate student in architecture, took his own life on Feb. 1. Friedmann worked in the Media Laboratory but was not enrolled at MIT at the time of his death.

In addition to working at MIT, Friedmann pursued several other activities, among them a virtual reality demo now at the Chicago Science Museum.

Friedmann also created a World Wide Web page for the Rolling Stones, and at one time was also a contender for the world championship in skateboarding.

"Around Martin there were three ways to solve a problem. The right way, the wrong way, and Marty's way, which made the right' way look foolish," said Bradley Horowitz, a friend of Friedmann.

But his adviser, Media Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Alex P. Pentland PhD '82, said that he remembers Friedmann not for his many accomplishments or intellectual abilities but for "his amazing energy and fearless enthusiasm."