Ge Wang – Humans in the Loop: The Artful Design of Technology
October 1st, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Building 200, Room 303
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
How might the shaping of technology make our lives richer and more meaningful? This lecture is a journey through the design of everyday tools, musical instruments, games, social experiences, and human-in-the-loop AI systems. It is a story and contemplation on how we shape technology — and how technology, in turn, shapes us and our society.
This talk is presented as a part of the Comm230X +1 Speaker Series, and is open to both Stanford students and the general public.
Ge Wang is an Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He researches artful design of tools, toys, games and social experiences. Ge is the architect of the ChucK music programming language, director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, co-founder of Smule and designer of the Ocarina and Magic Piano apps for mobile phones. He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime (2018), a photo comic book about the ethics and aesthetics of shaping technology.