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Humanizing Data : Implementing a Genuine People Personality Server (p.s. thanks for all the fish Douglas Adams)

Kati London (Microsoft Research)
Society
Location: Festival Pavilion
Average rating: ****.
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In this talk we’ll see an experimental platform that enables and challenges developers and designers to use character design and social mechanics as a way to drive engagement with real time and networked data. Kati will talk through HereHere a project in development for NYC using public data and a project for small-medium scale farms/agriculture; both built using Microsoft Research’s Sentient Data Server.
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Kati London

Microsoft Research

For her work in both real world games and the Internet of Things, Kati was named one of the “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine (2010), “Top 100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company Magazine (2011), and awarded the World Technology Network award in Entertainment (2011). She leads the “Humanizing Data” research group at NYU’s ITP, and frequently speaks on online and offline engagement, economies, games, and sensors.

Her work has been covered by Businessweek, the New York Times, Wired, National Geographic, and Glamour Magazine, among others. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of MOMA and has been exhibited at the Design Museum of London and Museum of Science & Industry.

She is currently a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, FUSE (Future User Social Experiences). Previously, she was Director of Product for Zynga New York and Vice President at Area/Code (acquired by Zynga). In 2012 she became Innovator-in-Residence at USC’s Annenberg School, where she led workshops in Design Patterns for Autonomous Objects.