The 2015 program of Meet the Media Guru, which celebrates its 10th anniversary, is dedicated to one big theme: Future ways of living and working …, we add. The lines of the lifestyles of the future will be drawn in the first meeting (February 23th, 19.30) at Mediateca Santa Teresa in Milan with the presence of Hiroshi Ishii (from MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Tangible Media Group). We’ll find out how to change the design and communication from the perspective of a pioneer of human computer interaction.
Hiroshi Ishii is the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab. He joined the MIT Media Lab and founded the Tangible Media Group. He currently directs the Tangible Media Group, and he co-directs the Things That Think (TTT) consortium.
Hiroshi’s research focuses upon the design of seamless interfaces between humans, digital information, and the physical environment. His team seeks to change the “painted bits” of GUIs to “tangible bits” by giving physical form to digital information.
In 2012, he presented the new vision “Radical Atoms” to take a leap beyond “Tangible Bits” by assuming a hypothetical generation of materials that can change form and appearance dynamically, becoming as reconfigurable as pixels on a screen.
Ishii and his team have presented their visions of “Tangible Bits” and “Radical Atoms” at a variety of academic, design, and artistic venues (including ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, Industrial Design Society of America, AIGA, Ars Electronica, ICC, Centre Pompidou, and Victoria and Albert Museum), emphasizing that the development of tangible interfaces requires the rigor of both scientific and artistic review.
For this work, he was awarded tenure from MIT in 2001, and elected to the CHI Academy in 2006 recognizing his substantial contributions to the field of Human-Computer Interactions through the creation of new genre called “Tangible User Interfaces.”
The speeches organized by Meet The Media Guru are also available in streaming.
Title: Hiroshi Ishii, Human Interfaces- Tangible bits- Radical Atoms.
Organized by: Meet the Media Guru.
Where: Mediateca Santa Teresa, Milan.
When: 23th February , 7,30 pm.