Special Seminar: Motivational Environments—Advancing Transdisciplinary Strategies for Experiential Learning, Human-Centered Design and Innovation

Winslow Burleson, Associate Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, NYU

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. MB01 (Zaleski Auditorium), MacLean ESC

Creativity and innovation are fundamental to all forms of human progress. The NYU-X Lab has received a major NSF Award to develop a state-of-the-art experiential supercomputer, a transdisciplinary holodeck for research, education and innovation. Sophisticated software/hardware networked infrastructure synthesizes visual, audio, physical, human dynamic, and sociometric modalities into rich collaborative experiences. These collaborations are contributing to advanced experiential learning environments and a deeper understanding of human centered design, creativity and innovation. The presentation will demonstrate how projects as diverse as affective learning companions and social robots, assistive smart homes, infant incubators, underwater habitats, creativity support tools and extreme action choreography, can prepare the next generation of liberal arts innovators and technology leaders to succeed at society’s grand challenges.

About the Speaker

Winslow Burleson is a scholar, researcher, inventor, and educator. He has been recognized as a pioneering innovator of the digital age by the Association for Computing Machinery. The National Academy of Engineering recognized him as one of the “nation's brightest young engineering researchers and educators.” He is an Associate Professor at New York University, where he is the founding director of the NYU-X Lab and has appointments in engineering, computer science, education, global health, and nursing. He earned his BA in Bio-Physics from Rice University, MSE in Product Design from Stanford University, and PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. He has authored over 100 scholarly articles, holds eleven patents, and twice received Time Magazine’s Top Inventions of the Year Awards.

For more information, contact Holly Buker at holly.a.buker@dartmouth.edu.