Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The TD Guest Speaker/Designer in Residence Program and Emily Carr are proud to present interactive designer, researcher and writer, Brenda Laurel and her featured talk, Authorship in Interactive Media: Reflections on 35 Years of Change.
Brenda Laurel serves as Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Design at California College of the Arts and has worked in interactive media since 1976. She chaired the Graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena ('02-'06) and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems Labs ('05-'06). Based on her research in gender and technology at Interval Research ('92-'96), she co-founded Purple Moon in 1996 to create interactive media for girls. Her books include The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design ('90), Computers as Theatre ('91), Utopian Entrepreneur ('01), and Design Research: Methods and Perspectives ('04). Her most recent writing, “Gaian IxD”, was the cover article in the September/October 2011 issue of the journal Interactions. She earned her BA ('72) from DePauw University and her MFA ('75) and PhD ('86) in Theatre from the Ohio State University.Brenda Laurel - TD Guest Speaker / Designer in Residence Program