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Emotive Design from Architecture to Fashion: Behnaz Farahi

February 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST

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Trained as an architect, Behnaz Farahi is an award-winning designer and an assistant professor of design at California State University, Long Beach. She specializes in computational design, interactive technologies and digital fabrication technologies, and explores how to foster an empathetic relationship between the human body and the space around it using computational systems. Her work addresses critical issues such as emotion, perception and social interaction. She is a co-editor of 3D-Printed Body Architecture (Wiley, 2017) and Interactive Futures (forthcoming).

Her presentation, part of the College of Design Spring 2021 Lecture Series, will address new ways in which materials can be imbued with artificial intelligence and life-like behavior in order to interface with human emotion, augment human intelligence and sensory experience and influence social interactions.

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February 19, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
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