|Special Guest Lectures|
|Technology Centered Design? Design Centered Technology?|
|Justin Manor, Sosolimited|
|Digital Media Center Theatre
October 16, 2013 - 02:00 pm
Justin Manor is a co-founder of Sosolimited, an art & technology studio based in Boston and San Diego that creates work which incorporates elements of information, architecture, lighting, and contemporary digital culture. Justin will present projects that his firm has worked on that have used new technologies in novel ways, and highlight how their inclusion has influenced the design process and overall aesthetic outcome. Sosolimited has been commissioned for installations and performances at the 2012 London Olympics, the US Presidential Debates during the past three elections, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. They have also created interactive projects for HBO, IBM, Google, Honda, and VICE.
Justin resides in San Diego, CA, and manages the west coast branch of Sosolimited. He founded Sosolimited in 2003 with John Rothenberg and Eric Gunther, who he befriended while at MIT. He received his MAS from the MIT Media Lab under John Maeda, where he studied computer video, sensor technologies, computational psychology, and realtime special effects. His main passion is to create installations and software artworks that detect and celebrate moments of absurdity in consumer mass media. Justin envisions a utopian future where we will build the machines that not only create our content, but watch it for us as well.