- Date & Time
- October 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
- Location Information
- Emergent Research
- Event Type
Sophia Brueckner, futurist artist, designer, and engineer gives an artist lecture. As an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, her ongoing objective is to combine her background in design and engineering with the perspective of an artist to create technologies that inspire a more positive future.
Inseparable from computers since the age of two, Brueckner believes she is a cyborg. At Google, she designed and implemented products used by tens of millions. At RISD and the MIT Media Lab, she combined the understanding that interfaces structure thought processes with ideas from cognitive behavioral therapy and embodied cognition to build sci-fi-inspired devices for mental well-being. She teaches an internationally renowned class on sci-fi prototyping and the ethics of design and invention. Her work has been featured by SIGGRAPH, Wired, NPR, and more.
Emergent Research events are aimed at better understanding the various types of research undertaken across campus, particularly as they relate to library services and support, opportunities for collaboration, data management and preservation, and beyond.