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Dent @ Home with Amber Case: Living, Planning and Building at Human Scale

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

These last few months have shifted many of us from what the Greeks called Chronos, or industrial time, into Kairos, or human time. For some of us, it’s been a chance to re-examine much of our lives. But will things stay the same? Can we examine and re-build the lives we really want to lead, or will the distractions of a re-opened world take over, and thrust us back into lives governed by alerts, overbooked schedules and stress? What does happiness mean, and how can we learn from cultures that have been around much longer than ours? How do we build systems with clarity, and how can we make technology that works with us, instead of against us?

These questions and more will be investigated by Denter Amber Case, who is an internationally recognized design advocate and speaker. Amber studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.

She is a researcher at the Institute for the Future, and the author of Calm Technology and Designing With Sound. She spent two years as a fellow at MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology, she was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012 and received the Claude Shannon Innovation Award from Bell Labs. She was the co-founder and CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri. You can follow her work on Medium.

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June 12
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT