Professor Molly Wright Steenson | Carnegie Mellon University School of Design

It’s not a class about penguin societies. But it makes you wonder what a society of AI penguins might be like. Nice picture, in any case. Photo by Jesse Chan/Unsplash

How does AI impact society?

How a tight-knit group of elites shaped the Media Lab

Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

From Lucas Benjamin, Unsplash

Seminar One (51–701) | School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University | Professor Molly Wright Steenson, PhD | TA, Hajira Qazi

The context and impact of (interaction) design

We do. By Brandi Ibrao

Carnegie Mellon School of Design, Spring 2019

Professor Molly Wright Steenson & TA Ulu Mills

Residenziale Est in Ivrea, Italy—also known as the Typewriter Building, 1971 by Iginio Cappai & Pietro Mainardis. Ivrea was the headquarters of Olivetti, and the location of the former Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. The building is marred these days with graffiti, sadly, but the interiors are modular and fascinating. Perhaps this is a smart building in a smart town of a different sort of age. Or a contemporary age: the Arduino board was invented here. Via “Moderno Vivo” in L’Architetto.

Carnegie Mellon School of Design, Prof. Molly Wright Steenson, Fall 2018 (second mini)

Carnegie Mellon School of Design, Prof. Molly Wright Steenson, Fall 2018

This is an Arduino Uno via Unsplash. Little known fact: the Arduino got its name from a little cafe/bar in Ivrea, Italy where its founders went for aperitivo (happy hour).

Seminar One (51–701) | School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University | Professor Molly Wright Steenson, PhD

Tools to Think With*

Molly Wright Steenson

Vice Provost for Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University. Author of Architectural Intelligence (MIT Press 2017). Girlwonder.

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