Ge Wang: Artful Design: Technology in Search of the SubLime

Drawing from his new book "ARTFUL DESIGN: TECHNOLOGY IN SEARCH OF THE SUBLIME" Ge Wang *08 captivated students and community members on Thursday, April 18, 2019 as he dissected the designs of everyday tools, musical instruments, toys, and social experiences; examining the ways in which we shape technology and how technology shapes us and our society.

Ge Wang*08 is an Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).  He researches artful design of tools, toys, games and social experiences.  Ge is the architect of the ChucK music programming language, director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, co-founder of Smule and designer of the Ocarina and Magic Piano apps for mobile phones. He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of ARTFUL DESIGN: TECHNOLOGY IN SEARCH OF THE SUBLIME, a photo comic book about the ethics and aesthetics of shaping technology.  Based on the book, Ge is currently teaching a new critical thinking course at Stanford, "THINK66: Design that Understands Us."

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