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The Future is for Everyone, by Rose Eveleth

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
diversity & inclusion, science and technology
Sponsor
Beckman Institute and 21st Century Scientists
Location
Beckman Institute. Auditorium, Room 1025
Date
Sep 15, 2017   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Rose Eveleth
Contact
Lisa Keating
E-Mail
lisa2@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-4062
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How do we build futures and imagine tomorrows that include everybody? Why do kitchens of the future still imagine women staying home and doing the cooking? Who really wants to live forever? Why do facial recognition systems fail to see people of color? Too often our imagined tomorrows are monochromatic. This talk will explore where science and technology come from, where they have taken us so far, and how to open the door for people who are imagining futures for everybody.

Speaker Bio:

Rose Eveleth is a producer, designer, writer and animator based in Brooklyn. She's dabbled in everything from research on pelagic invertebrates to animations about beer to podcasts about fake tumbleweed farms. These days, she explores how humans tangle with science and technology.

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