Computational designer Jonathan Harris will present a talk titled “Escaping Aesthetic Alcatraz: Re-imagining the Architecture of our Online Homes” as part of UCLA’s Mobile Media Lecture Series this Tuesday October 27 at 6:00 pm in the Broad Art Center.
“Jonathan Harris makes projects that re-imagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, his projects range from building the world’s largest time capsule (with Yahoo!) to documenting an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt on the Arctic Ocean (with a warm hat). He is the co-creator of We Feel Fine, which continuously measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis, and has made other projects about online dating, modern mythology, anonymity, news, and language.”