1. Derek is a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interactions Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is researching the underpinnings of fun and learning within commercial video games and helping to develop new design processes for building effective computer-aided learning games. Lomas is a co-founder of the Playpower Foundation, which recently received support from the MacArthur Foundation to further its goals of building affordable, effective and fun learning games to improve education around the world. Lomas received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and his BA in Cognitive Science from Yale University.

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  2. Jonas works in the fields of interaction design, generative design and speculative design on research prototypes for future interactive systems, applications and products and parallel realities. His work deals with past, recent and future technologies and (anti-) social objects in which we reflect ourselves and our complex human desires. He holds a B.A. in interface design from the University of Applied Science in Potsdam, Germany. He is currently an interaction designer and developer at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, in between winter graduate studies at the Royal College of Arts in Designing Interactions.

    for more details about dorkbot pittsburgh, check out dorkbot.org/dorkbotpgh

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  3. Ben Peoples: Ben is an artist, theatre consultant, tinker, and all-around geek. After graduating from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2002, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began working as an architectural consultant, designing theatres and performing arts facilities. While living in San Francisco, he became involved in the community of Kite Aerial Photographers there and began building and flying kite camera rigs. After returning to Pittsburgh last year, Ben discovered that the winds here are not steady or predictable enough for kite photography. His efforts to solve this problem led him to his next aerial photography endeavor: the development of small UAVs, which he plans to use to aerially document historic industrial sites around Southwestern PA.

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  4. This dorkbotpgh event is part of the Contestational Cartographies Symposium, co-organized by the Miller Gallery and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Susanne Slavick. Susanne is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon. Graduating from Yale University in 1978, she subsequently studied at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and earned her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia. Susanne has exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, her paintings have also been recognized through an artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Susanne was honored as 2008 “Artist of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where she premiered “R&R(&R),” an ongoing series of works on paper that convert our military expression for “rest and recuperation” to images of “revelation, regret, and restoration.” These and new works will be featured in a January, 2010 solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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  5. This dorkbotpgh event is part of the Contestational Cartographies Symposium, co-organized by the Miller Gallery and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Chris Harrison. Chris is a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests primarily focus on novel interaction technologies and input methods - especially those that leverage sensing and the environment in unconventional and expressive ways. In his free time, Chris gets excited about large data sets and how, through computation, they can be given form. Often, this is through the use of simple visual primitives that self assemble into rich information tapestries.

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