BiD Seminar: Connecting through Play: Tech to Augment In-Person Interaction

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Katherine Isbister, University of California Santa Cruz

 Berkeley Institute of Design

Many complain that we are mesmerized and divided by technologies as they saturate our world--that we are becoming disembodied, fragmented, distracted from the present moment and from one another. In this talk, Isbister presents research games created in her lab that explore enhancing social connection through technological augmentation. Her work presents fresh ideas for thinking about how we can design technology that brings us closer together.

 CA, cearto@berkeley.edu