Guest speaker Natalie Jeremijenko will give an address titled Is Technology Really Improving Our Lives at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 in Rockford Colleges Maddox Theatre, inside the Clark Arts Center.
Jeremijenko is a design engineer and techno-artist who was recently named one of the top 100 young innovators by the MIT Technology Review. Her work includes digital, electromechanical, and interactive systems in addition to biotechnological work that has been included in the Rotterdam Film Festival; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
She was a 1999 Rockefeller fellow and did her graduate engineering studies in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, and at the University of Melbourne in the History and Philosophy of Science Department and her Ph.D. is in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland.
As the director of the Engineering Design Studio at Yale University, she is developing and implementing new courses in technological innovation. She is also affiliated with the Media Research Lab/Center for Advanced Technology in the Computer Science Department at NYU, where she did post-doctoral studies. Other research positions include several years at Xerox PARC in the computer science lab, and the Advanced Computer Graphics Lab, RMIT. She has been on faculty in digital media and computer art at the School of Visual Art, New York, and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Admission to the presentation is free, but a reserved ticked is required. For ticket reservations or more information, call the Rockford College Box Office at 815-226-4100. Clark Arts Center is accessible.
From the Oct. 5-11, 2005, issue