How might the shaping of technology make our lives richer and more meaningful? This presentation -- with live demos -- is a journey through the design of everyday tools, musical instruments, games, and social experiences. It is a story of how we shape technology -- and how technology, in turn, shapes us and our society.
Ge Wang is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in Music and Computer Science. 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, a comic book about design, technology, art, and life.