Brown Bag Replays

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Designing Not Knowing

Speaker: Laura Devendorf
March 11, 2021
In this talk, Dr. Devendorf presents designing not-knowing as a practice through which to to try to probe, question, and understand what counts as design. Dr. Devendorf aims to inspire reflection, and offer a few tactics for unknowing.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Reclaiming the Internet: A Journey to Community-Held Cellular Infrastructure

Speaker: Kurtis Heimerl
March 4, 2021
In this talk, Dr. Heimerl presents ongoing attempts to leverage advances in wide area technology to recreate distributed access networks and help small organizations provide connectivity to their communities.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Foley Scholar Talks — Spring 2021

Speaker: Ceara Byrne, Azra Ismail, Koustuv Saha
February 28, 2021
The 2020 Foley Scholar Award Winners, Ceara Byrne, Azra Ismail, and Koustuv Saha will present highlights of their award winning research and discuss recent activities.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Bringing Narrative Authoring into Social Media

Speaker: Krystina Madej
February 25, 2021
In this talk, Dr. Madej presents social media narratives created in 2019 by small teams of university students who were asked to engage in participatory story creation that used social media in all its affordances. The narratives were played out through social media from Instant Messaging to Tweets, from Facebook to LinkedIn, from YouTube to Snap Chat.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Ignorance is Bliss: A Retrospective On My Career at Georgia Tech

Speaker: Gregory D. Abowd
February 11, 2021
In this talk, Dr. Abowd would like to reflect on the 26+ years he has spent at Georgia Tech, the College of Computing, and the GVU Center and try to explain why this place is so special.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: A Wearable-Agnostic IOT Platform: From Sensors to Health Solutions

Speaker: Laurie Olivier & Dr. Franco du Preez
February 4, 2021
Laurence Olivier (LifeQ CEO) will discuss LifeQ's health information systems and the practical application of computational systems biology to provide biometrics and health solutions derived from wearable devices. Dr. Franco du Preez (Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of LifeQ) will discuss how content aggregation services exist for wearable and other information streams that track human behavior and physiology. LifeQ has developed standardization to ensure interoperable, high quality data points for downstream applications such as disease monitoring and management, or research.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Assistive Smartwatches to Support Self-Regulation for Neurodiverse Adults

Speaker: Vivian Motti
January 28, 2021
In this talk, Dr. Motti will present the design, development, and evaluation of Wearable Life -- an assistive smartwatch application that empowers neurodiverse individuals to regulate emotions independently.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: From Tire Tracks to Subway Maps: How Computing Innovation Fuels US Industries

Speaker: Beth Mynatt
January 21, 2021
At the close of 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report, Information Technology Innovation: Resurgence, Confluence, and Continuing Impact. As the chair of the report committee, in this talk I will give a high level overview of the report, and then describe how my experiences in the GVU Center and in the HCI community informed by contributions to the study.