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18 November Meeting Details

We’ll meet Thursday, 18 November, 7:30pm, upstairs at Brillobox.

Heather Knight – Heather is a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and founder of Marilyn Monrobot, which creates socially intelligent robot theater performances. Her installations have been featured at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, LACMA, Pop!Tech, SIGGRAPH, Mindshare LA, TEDxUSC and Fortezza da Basso. Her work also includes; robotics, and instrumentation at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, interactive installations with Syyn Labs (including an award-winning Rube Goldberg Machine music video with OK GO), and sensor design at Aldebaran Robotics. She is an alumnus from the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, earning her bachelors and masters in Electrical Engineering at MIT.

Kelly Gates – Kelly is Assistant Professor of Communication and Science Studies at University of California San Diego. Her major areas of research are digital media studies, science and technology studies, and visual culture. Her recent work has focused on the politics of computerization and surveillance system development in post-war United States. She has published in multiple journals, including Cultural Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Social Text, Social Semiotics, and Television and New Media. She is co-editor of The New Media of Surveillance (Routledge, 2009), and her book, Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance, is forthcoming from NYU Press. She is currently spending a sabbatical semester in Pittsburgh.

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~ by cheng on November 18, 2010.

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