Making a difference in a world where I am reified as the White Man’s gaze: Re-imagining the research, design, and development of empowering intelligent technologies as ongoing transformative co-enaction
Date & time: Wed, 14 November, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Venue: CNM Meeting room, AS6, #03-33, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416, NUS
About the talk
This talk may bring together a diverse set of concepts and concerns with the goal of outlining a radical (and academically unsupportable) research agenda. It may also involve unfamiliar terminology and concepts, contradictions, irreconcilable goals, a cursory exploration of issues mentioned in the title of the talk, and some seemingly irrelevant YouTube videos. In the best-case scenario, it will involve all these things; in the worst-case scenario, at least there will be the YouTube videos.
About the speaker
Dr. Kevin McGee is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communications and New Media, and the Deputy Director (Research) for the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, at the National University of Singapore. He also leads the Partner Technologies Research Group which does research to develop computational partners that facilitate and increase participation in life’s interesting and important challenges. This involves theoretical and applied work at the intersection of end-user programming, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, design methods, media studies, and the arts.