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Sophia Brueckner, Assistant Professor, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan
November 15, 6:30-8:00pm
LTU's Detroit Center for Design and Technology

As a designer, Sophia Brueckner is interested in the application of embodied cognition to interaction design, wearable technology, digital fabrication, generative systems, sound, and, as a technology antidote, painting. In this presentation, she will share examples of her work in Sci-Fi Prototyping, which combines science fiction, functional prototypes, and the ethics of invention/design. By materializing speculative fictions, Brueckner seeks to understand and call attention to technology's controlling effects, while encouraging the ethical and thoughtful design of new technologies.