Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime with Ge Wang

Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime with Ge Wang at the Hume Center
November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, Building 250, Room 101 (lounge)

More now than ever, the design of technology shapes our everyday lives, behavior, and how we relate socially to one another.  This workshop explores the intangible dimensions of technology, based on ARTFUL DESIGN — a full-color, 488-page photo comic book by Stanford professor Ge Wang, published by Stanford University Press.  Breaking down the design of tools, toys, computer music instruments, video games, and social experiences, we will discuss principles of artful design and an  overarching aesthetic/moral-ethical dimension of technology.

In the second part of the workshop, we break down Artful Design itself, and examine the design choices in its writing — why a comic book?  Why a photo comic?  How did the choice of the medium shape the writing process?


FREE and OPEN to all. Register here.
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 4pm - 5:30pm
Hume Writing Center for Writing and Speaking, Rm 101 (lounge)
Stanford University

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Ge Wang is an Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).  Ge is the designer of the ChucK music programming language, director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), Co-founder of Smule, designer of Ocarina and Magic Piano for mobile phones, a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, and the author of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime, a (comic) book about the craft, aesthetics, and ethics of shaping technology.

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