Jones Seminar: Designing and Developing for Impact—The DALI Lab

Lorie Loeb, Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth

Friday, November 10, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Information is everywhere, in large quantity and questionable quality—monitors are ubiquitous (elevators, taxis, watches), over 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute and 60,000 new apps are added to the Apple App store every month.  With information everywhere, how can anyone get through the mess to create meaningful impact? At the Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab, students design and build technology tools to help our partners change behavior, enhance understanding and increase impact. DALI helps faculty build research tools, companies tell their story better, students become entrepreneurs, and non-profits increase their collective impact.

DALI uses mindful design and state of the art technology to build mobile applications, web applications, games, create virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, build interactive installations and digital fashion using sensors and 3D printing.

DALI's work has been funded by NASA, The Center for the Prevention of Genocide, NSF, NIH, Hood Foundation, NIDA, The Schweitzer Foundation, and corporate gifts from Deloitte, Microsoft, and Slack. At DALI small teams of students solve big problems for partners from around the world.

About the Speaker

Lorie Loeb is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth, Director of the Digital Arts Programs (undergraduate and graduate), and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab. Before coming to Dartmouth, Lorie was Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and a Visiting Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Lorie is an artist as well as a technologist. Films she worked on won many awards, including two Emmy Awards and a Cine Golden Eagle Award. Films she animated have had screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, the Sundance Film Festival, the NY Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial.

Lorie was awarded the National Undergraduate Mentor of the Year award by the NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) in 2015 and was named one of the 10 most inspiring faculty members at Dartmouth by the class of 2009. She was a judge for the Global Social Venture Competition for SE Asia and works with the Young African Leadership Initiative to help social entrepreneurs in Africa develop and communicate their ideas.

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