Denice D. Denton Distinguished Lecture
October 24, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presented by: Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow, Director, Interaction & Experience Research, Intel Corporation
Dr. Genevieve Bell joined Intel in 1998 as a researcher in Corporate Technology Group's People and Practices Research team — Intel's first social science oriented research team. She helped drive the company's first non-U.S. field studies to inform business group strategy and products and conducted groundbreaking work in urban Asia in the early 2000s. Bell has been the driving force behind Intel's emerging user-experience focus: over the last decade, she has fundamentally changed how Intel envisions, plans, and develops its platforms. Bell currently leads an R&D team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers, and a range of technology researchers to create the next generation of compelling user experiences across a range of internet-connected devices, platforms, and services. She will drive user-centered experience and design across the compute continuum. Prior to joining Intel, Bell was a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. She has written more than 25 journal articles and book chapters on a range of subjects focused on the intersection of technology and society. Her book "Divining the Digital Future" is co-authored with Prof. Paul Dourish and published by the MIT Press. Raised in Australia, Bell received her bachelor's degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1990. She received her master's and doctorate degrees in anthropology from Stanford University in 1993 and 1998, respectively.
To learn more about Dr. Bell's work, please read some of her recent interviews:
- TG Daily, June 2010
- CNNMoney, September 2010
- Pocket Lint, April 2011
- MyDaily, May 2011
- NewScientist, May 2011
Breakfast Meeting With Faculty
- Human-Technology Interaction & Society
- 8:30am-10:00am, 1170 Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
- To attend, contact WISELI for more information
Lunch With Graduate Students
- Career Paths in High-Tech Organizations: Charting Your Own Path
- Noon-1:15pm, Wisconsin Union South (TITU)
- Register here before October 16, 2011.
- After the Electric Fairies: Women, technology and the myth of the early adopter
- One of the persistent stories in technology spheres is that women are not the drivers of new technology; indeed, they are often described as laggards. Yet this is to erase the pivotal roles women have played to shepherd new technologies — electricity, domestic appliances, telephones, the internet — into our lives and homes for more than a century. In this talk, Bell draws on historical and contemporary data to complicate our understanding of women as technology users.
- 2:00 Lecture, 3:00 Reception
- H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street
Dinner With Dr. Bell
- 6:00pm – 8:30pm
- Steenbock's on Orchard
- 330 North Orchard, Madison, WI
- Registration is required
- Registration form (PDF)
The Denice Denton Distinguished Lecture Series for 2011 is generously funded by the Denice Denton Memorial Fund and WISELI.