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Laura Forlano
Associate Professor of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
February 19, 6pm
Lawrence Tech University, Room T429

How do you study people, things, and futures that do not yet exist? Based on 10 years of scholarship and practice on emerging technologies, this talk will draw on theories around the posthuman and the more-than-human in order to understand the emergent aesthetics, ethics, and politics. This presentation takes on media and technology across a range of scales including smart cities and autonomous vehicles, robots, and the future of work, networked medical devices and computational fashion. This talk will draw on examples from design research that demonstrate a critical, participatory and speculative engagement with these futures.