In her talk Yasaman Sheri explores the notion of sensing and perception, looking at history and challenging us to diversity how we think about sensing in more radical forms. Her most recent work with the leading synthetic biology lab Ginkgo Bioworks supported her research in designing biological sensors and expanding living micro-organisms sense of perception. Simulations, métaphores and mental models of sensing remain anthropocentric. Sheri discusses alternative ways of sensing, expanding the notion of perception beyond a singular body and asks us to re examine body-forms, networked culture and the entangled interactions of technology and ecology.
Yasaman Sheri is a designer and creative director who works in the field of sensing and perception. She is passionate about networks, humans and machines, and explores design beyond the visual interface. She has led design interactions at Microsoft Hololens Operating System team for 5 years designing interfaces from ground up to shipping two software updates using gesture, machine vision and spatial interactions. Her work with Augmented Reality has inspired her to expand sensory interactions, designing for the «other senses» in various collaborations exploring augmentation, machine sensing, and sensory expansion which challenge and redefine notions of autonomy, human-machine interaction and the role of emerging technologies in designing multiplicity of futures. Yasaman is also an educator, teaching Sensory Design at Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design (CIID) and Graduate Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She is frequent visiting lecturer and faculty at Art Center College of Design, Columbia GSAPP, Cooper Union and Stanford and continues to advocate for education in sensing.
Yasaman is currently working with various companies and organizations as design director and facilitator, bringing her expertise in AR/VR/MR, Gesture and Voice Interfaces, Perception, Sensing and emerging areas of design interactions such as biology, food and smell interfaces.
May 25th, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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