ATMOSPHERIC URBANISM ROUNDTABLE 2
PERVASIVE PERSUASIVE TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Eric Paulos is a Senior Research Scientist at Intel in Berkeley, California where he is the founder and director of the Urban Atmospheres research group - challenged to employ innovative methods to explore urban life and the future fabric of emerging technologies across public urban landscapes. His areas of expertise span a deep body of research territory in urban computing, sustainability, green design, environmental awareness, social telepresence, robotics, physical computing, interaction design, persuasive technologies, and intimate media. Eric is a leading figure in the field of urban computing and is a regular contributor, editorial board member, and reviewer for numerous professional journals and conferences. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where he helped launch a new robotic industry by developing some of the first internet tele-operated robots including Space Browsing helium filled blimps and Personal Roving Presence devices (PRoPs).
Marcus Foth is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. He received a BCompSc(Hon) from Furtwangen University, Germany, a BMultimedia from Griffith University, Australia and an MA and PhD in digital media and urban sociology from QUT. Dr Foth is the recipient of an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship supported under the Australian Research Council’s Discovery funding scheme. He was a 2007 Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK. Employing participatory design and action research, he is working on cross-disciplinary research and development at the intersection of people, place and technology with a focus on urban informatics, locative media and mobile applications. Dr Foth has published over forty articles in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings in the last four years and is among the top 25 authors with the highest number of research paper downloads from QUT’s ePrints archive. He is a member of the Australian Computer Society and the Executive Committee of the Association of Internet Researchers.
Christine Satchel Ph.D is a senior researcher at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an Honorary Research Fellow with the Interaction Design Group at The University of Melbourne. She is currently working on an ARC Linkage Grant at QUT called ‘Swarms for Urban Villages: New Media Design to Augment Social Networks of Residents in Inner-City Developments.’ As a result of her PhD research Christine developed The Swarm, a patented mobile phone prototype whose digital architecture and interface uses avatars to simultaneously represent users identities in a number of contexts. She has published over 20 peer reviewed conference papers, journal articles and book chapters and is the Co-Technical Program Chair for the Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2008).
Anthony Burke (M.S. AAD, B.Arch (hons1)) is a Director of Offshorestudio.net and a senior lecturer and Director of the Masters of Digital Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney specializing in design and theory related to new media and advanced computational processes. A graduate of the Advanced Architecture Design Masters at Columbia University (2000) and the University of New South Wales (1996), Anthony has lectured and taught extensively in Australia and internationally for 12 years, returning to Sydney in 2007 after 5 years as an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
Joanne Jakovich is an interactive architect and researcher specialising in interactive spaces spanning art, architecture and urbanism. Her work has been exhibited in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and the Netherlands both in architectural and artistic contexts. She obtained a Masters from the University of Tokyo working with architects Hidetoshi Ohno and Fumihiko Maki and is the producer of numerous international projects integrating urban activism and art. She is currently pursuing a PhD in architecture at the University of Sydney, and is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture at UTS.
UTS URBANISM AND ARCHITECTURE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES 2008
The 2008 Urbanism and Architecture Public Lecture series creates meaningful and sustained dialogue about cities and our aspirations for the lives we wish to lead within them. This era is simultaneously marked by a sense of anxiety and extraordinary possibility. Looming environmental crisis, population growth, mass urbanisation and security concerns exist along side the possibilities liberated by new developments in information technology, design research and fabrication.
- 22 May 2008
- 19:00 - 21:00
- City - Broadway CB06 Peter Johnson Room 322
- All Welcome
- Robert Jones