The UVA Engineering Technology Leaders Program, Link Lab and the UVA School of Architecture will present a lecture by Hiroshi Ishii, founding director of the Tangible Media Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
An expert in human-computer interaction, Ishii specializes in giving physical form to digital information and computation. He is known for designing or leading mind-blowing projects going back to 1990, including many since establishing the Tangible Media Group at MIT.
Ishii is the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and associate director of the MIT Media Lab. He and his team have presented their work at academic, design and artistic venues and conferences around the world, including the Industrial Design Society of America, Ars Electronica, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Milan Design Week and many more.
In 2019, Ishii won the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Lifetime Research Award for his fundamental and influential research contributions to the field of human-computer interaction in the past quarter century. At the time, MIT News wrote Ishii is known for “emphasizing that the design of engaging and inspiring tangible interactions requires the rigor of both scientific and artistic review, encapsulated by his motto, ‘Be artistic and analytic. Be poetic and pragmatic.’”
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