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“Embodied Computing” – talk by Isabel Pedersen at the University of Waterloo, Canada
November 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
In collaboration with the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, the University of Waterloo’s Department of English Language and Literature Speaker Series is hosting a talk by Isabel Pedersen this Thursday afternoon (November 28th) on the University of Waterloo campus (Douglas Wright Engineering – DWE – 3522). Doors open at 2:30pm for light refreshments and a meet-and-greet with Dr. Pedersen; the talk will start at 2:45pm, and we will wrap up Q&A by 3:50pm to give students and faculty time to make it to 4pm classes.
Isabel Pedersen is Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and Assistant Professor at Ontario Tech University, founder and director of Decimal Lab, and editor of the forthcoming collection, Embodied Computing (MIT Press, 2020). Her talk is titled Embodied Computing Futures. Embodied Computing is a technocultural phenomenon that draws on both wide-ranging histories and extensive imagined futures through ever-shifting narratives, some more significant than others. Advances in AI confront the body through computing devices that are worn, implanted, ingested, and moved amongst. This talk surveys some of the methodologies used by Decimal Lab to address sociotechnical implications through research creation projects, humanities archiving, and traditional scholarly work.