Intel Labs' Genevieve Bell discusses 'prehistory of robots'

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Genevieve Bell, vice president and fellow, director of User Experience Research, Intel Labs
The Computing & Computational Science Directorate and the ORNL Women in Computing Group
Conference Center Rooms B and C

Email: Leigha M. Edwards

The Computing & Computational Science Directorate and the ORNL Women in Computing Group present a lecture by Genevieve Bell. She will speak on "Making Life: The prehistory of robots and why it still matters."

Bell leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists focused on people's needs and desires to help shape new Intel products and technologies. In addition to her position at Intel, Bell is a highly regarded industry expert and frequent commentator on the intersection of culture and technology. She has been featured in publications such as Wired, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Her industry recognition includes being listed among the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company in 2010, induction in the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012, and being honored as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute. Bell's book, "Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing," written in collaboration with Paul Dourish, was published by MIT Press in 2011.

Bell holds a combined bachelor's and master's degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and a master's degree and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University, where she was a lecturer in the anthropology department from 1996 to 1998. View her TED Talk.


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