Eric Paulos

Biography Eric Poulos

Eric Paulos is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science at UC Berkeley and faculty within the Berkeley Center for New Media. Previously, Eric held the Cooper-Siegel Associate Professor Chair at Carnegie Mellon University where he was faculty within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. His body of work spans a broad range of research territory from robotics, urban computing, citizen science, design research, critical making, and new media art. Eric received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley but his real apprenticeship was earned through over two decades of explosive, excruciatingly loud, and quasi-legal activities with a band of misfits at Survival Research Laboratories. More info can be found on his website.

Engaging Encounter

The encounter took place on Thursday January 22, 2015 at the CITRIS Invention Lab, Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley. At the end of the session, Chris Myers (Lab Manager CITRIS Invention Lab) and Ambra Trotto (Studio Director Interactive Institute Umeå, Sweden) joined us in the encounter.

Recent Posts

Slowly but certainly moving towards 100

Continuing this project next to my regular work (since my sabbatical ended almost a year ago) is quite a challenge, and especially updating the website. Since the summer holidays started, I now have a bit more time to address my adventures the last half year. In 2016, I had 12 encounters up till now.

12 new encounters 2016

At the top row, you see three encounters I had with designers in practice (from left to right: Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken, Less or More and Onmi) about their approaches and visions on design and design research. Moreover, I had the opportunity to have five inspiring encounters with researchers who were visiting the Computer Human Interaction conference in San Jose, CA, USA (from the 2nd row on the left to the right and downwards: George Khut, Dag Svaenas, Gerrit van der Veer, John Zimmerman and Marko Teras) about the direction HCI and design research is taking, and how this relates to social, cultural, philosophical, technological and economical developments in our society. Moreover, Pierre Lévy and I had the pleasure to have an encounter with Veronique Hillen, Dean of Paris d.school, on design thinking and design education (3rd row on the right). I met Gbolagade Ayoola, professor emeritus of Agricultural Economics and Policy and founder and president of Farm & Infrastructure Foundation, in Eindhoven and we discussed amongst other things  the differences between Nigeria and Europe e.g. regarding the role of policy and technology to offer people equal rights. In August, I had a meeting with Maarten Konigs & Hans Robertus from the Holland Branding Group (4th row in the middle) to discuss participatory processes to explore the identity and branding of groups and neighbourhoods to offer people a frame and source of inspiration to act upon. Finally, I explored with Roel Freeke, the director of Necker van Naem, about the role of data, tools and social interaction to support governance and democracy processes. So the counter has reached 79.

 

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