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Segal Seminar Series

Eric Paulos, UC Berkeley

May 13, 2014,4: 00 - 5: 00p.m.
Ford Engineering Design Center
Room 1.350 (ITW Classroom)
2133 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208

Hybrid Ecologies: New Stratagems for Computing Culture


This talk will present and critique a new body of evolving collaborative work at the intersection of art, computer science, and design research. It will present an argument for hybrid materials, methods, and artifacts as strategic tools for insight and innovation within computing culture. It will explore and demonstrate the value of urban computing, citizen science, and maker culture as opportunistic landscapes for intervention, micro-volunteerism, and a new expert amateur. Finally, it will present and question emerging materials and strategies from the perspective of engineering, design, and new media.


Eric Paulos is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science at UC Berkeley and faculty within the Berkeley Center for New Media. Previously, Eric held the Cooper-Siegel Associate Professor Chair at Carnegie Mellon University where he was faculty within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. His body of work spans a broad range of research territory from robotics, urban computing, citizen science, design research, critical making, and new media art. Eric received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley but his real apprenticeship was earned through over two decades of explosive, excruciatingly loud, and quasi-legal activities with a band of misfits at Survival Research Laboratories.

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