Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

Kelly Dobson

Kelly Dobson designed and built the machines that contributed to inspiring essential self technologies. Dr. Dobson’s highly interdisciplinary background spans medicine, art, technology, and culture. She earned three advanced degrees from MIT where she trained in art, media arts and sciences, engineering, and anthropology. She has served as department head of Digital + Media for four years at RISD, where she is currently associate professor and founder/director of the Data Visceralization Research Group. Dobson pays deep and careful attention to the ways that we, and the things we make, help us care for one another, and is profoundly driving medical and wellness transformations in the fields of medical device design, critical care medicine, and mindfulness.


2:05pm–2:45pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Igniting an emergent movement within the fields of health, medicine, and mindfulness, the presenters describe technological inventions that support creative self-care and care of others in full, embodied, and restorative approaches. With a combination of field overview and design demonstrations, they call into action an evolution of our approaches to technologies for health. Read more.