HCII Seminar Series: Sophia Brueckner


Sophia Brueckner

Assistant Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
Speaker's Bio

Sophia Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, and engineer. Inseparable from computers since the age of two, she 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. 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.

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