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"The future is for everyone" by Rose Eveleth

Originating Calendar ECE ILLINOIS Calendar
Speaker Rose Eveleth
Date: 9/15/2017
Time: 3 p.m.
Location:

Beckman Auditorium

Sponsor:

ECE ILLINOIS

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

How do we build futures and imagine tomorrows that include everybody? Why do kitchens of the future still imagine women staying home and doing the cooking? Who really wants to live forever? Why do facial recognition systems fail to see people of color? Too often our imagined tomorrows are monochromatic. This talk will explore where science and technology come from, where they have taken us so far, and how to open the door for people who are imagining futures for everybody.

Speaker Bio: Rose Eveleth is a producer, designer, writer and animator based in Brooklyn. She's dabbled in everything from research on pelagic invertebrates to animations about beer to podcasts about fake tumbleweed farms. These days, she explores how humans tangle with science and technology.

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