This past Friday, Paul Pangaro, professor from Carnegie Mellon University, came to speak to our class about how artificial intelligence and the power of conversation can go together, and also redefine what conversation actually means. […]
I am reflecting on last Friday (02/04). We had a guest lecturer, Paul Pangaro, come and talk to us about conversation and conversational bots (i.e. Alexa). Before going into this, I didn’t realize how much […]
I’ve been thinking about the art of conversation and staying sane.
We’re learning how to listen.
Conversation is highly complex. Even simple conversations such as deciding what to get for lunch are full of turns and complexity. The changing context, the emotions behind an utterance, and past experiences are just a […]
We’re [GD – 502] reflecting on Paul Pangaro’s illuminating February 4th workshop about designing conversations. In both the lecture and workshop, Pangaro illustrates a new reality for conversing with AI Voicebots: he imagines devices that […]
I’m feeling nostalgic for blobby letters. Artist Lindsay Arakawa, also known as @blindsaay on Instagram, makes completely addictive bubble letters. The digital art pieces that populate her Instagram cleverly combine hand-lettering with film photography. Arakawa’s online […]
I am thinking about coffee.There are a few different coffee personas: those who take it black and genuinely need the caffeine to do anything, those who don’t really like it unless it is a Dunkin […]
Hype. I don’t understand the hype. Let me lay the groundwork. Right now there are Pokemon Oreo packs being sold. Each Oreo has some Pokemon picture on it. Love this since I love Pokemon. But, […]
I’m thinking about executive function.
I’m thinking about how I operate, and honestly I probably wouldn’t ask myself for advice. There are a lot of things that I’m not really certain or consistent about. I wait until the last minute […]
I’m thinking about repetitive practice and making coffee.
I’m thinking about how we rely on each other.
I’m thinking about the cycle of foolery within design and tech.
I’m feeling that I forgot something…
I’m thinking about when companies are going to decide to be ethical in action and not just in words.
I’m thinking about new forms of interaction
I’m thinking about human and machine relationships
I’m thinking about a new normal…
I’m thinking about hackers