M+M Colloquium: Janet Vertesi and Molly Wright Steenson
October 14, 2010
The opening event of the 2010-2011 calendar features presentations by Janet Vertesi and Molly Steenson. Janet Vertesi is one of the newest Cotson Postdoctoral Fellows at the Princeton Society of Fellows. Her work explores intersections of technology, anthropology and image culture. Her doctoral research focused on the human-machine interface and the unique culture of seeing and communicating experienced by NASA's Mars Rover teams. Her presentation, "Seeing Like a Rover," will explore her work with the NASA teams. Molly Steenson is a doctoral candidate in the Princeton School of Architecture. Her dissertation, "Artificial Intelligence, Architectural Intelligence: The Computer and Compuation in Architecture, 1960-1980," studies the integration of information theory and computation into architectural process in the work of Christopher Alexander, Nicholas Negroponte and Cedric Price. Her presentation, "Storage of Information Becomes Activity," will explore the work of Cedric Price and his use of cybernetics.