Seminar Series

Every Friday from 2-4 p.m. during the academic year, the department organizes a Friday seminar, for which it typically brings in outside speakers. All seminars are open to anyone who wants to attend, and is followed by a social hour with drinks and snacks. The seminars are an excellent opportunity to be inspired by what others are doing, learn about the state of the art and interact with influential researchers from across the world.

Fall 2019 Seminars:

  • October 4

    State of the Department

    André van der Hoek
    Professor and Chair, Department of Informatics,
    UC Irvine
    * Note: This talk will take place at 3 p.m. in DBH 6011

  • October 11

    “We Are All Well: A Partial History of Public Information Infrastructures after Disasters”

    Megan Finn
    Assistant Professor, School of Information,
    University of Washington

  • October 18

    “Staying in Place, Surviving Networks: Coalition and Collaboration in Communities of Feminist Digital Media”

    Veronica Paredes
    Assistant Professor, School of Theater, Film, and Television,

  • November 1

    “Inclusive and Engaged Research”

    Gillian Hayes
    Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate Division,
    UC Irvine

  • November 8

    “Engineering Failure for Learning: Debugging by Design”

    Yasmin B. Kafai
    Lori and Michael Milken President’s Distinguished Professor,
    University of Pennsylvania

  • November 15

    “Building a Future for Theatrical Play: Designing for Expressive Participatory Mixed Reality Performance”

    Theresa Tanenbaum
    Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics,
    UC Irvine

  • November 22

    “In This Game That We’re Playing: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Video Games”

    Soraya Murray
    Associate Professor, Department of Film and Digital Media,
    UC Santa Cruz

  • December 6

    “Growing up Together: Designing Mobile Health Technology for Adolescents”

    Lauren Wilcox
    Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing,
    Georgia Tech