SSEL Lecture Series

The Good Life: Senses as Motivators for Technology

Prof. Jasprit Singh

Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 
Friday, January 27, 2012
1:30pm - 3:00pm
1500 EECS

 
Refreshments will be served

About the Event

This is the first seminar in a series of 6 talks on Sustainable Good Life and Technology by Prof. Singh. In this talk, we examine seven layers of “the good life:” physical wellness, creativity and beauty, balance and harmony, emotional connections, self-awareness, and purpose and belonging. Since Nature does not hand us the good life, we build technology to alter Nature and ourselves to create the good life. A key to creating and enjoying the good life lies in our senses. We will examine seven layers of senses and explore how technologies can enhance them.

Biography

Jasprit Singh (PhD Physics, University of Chicago, 1980) explores using semiconductors for technologies that form the basis of “The Knowledge Age.” His additional research interests blend technology and ideas from yoga to explore new designs and practices intended to answer the question, “How can the intersection of best lessons in technology and yoga reduce the gap between knowledge and action?” The answers would lead towards practices and technologies that enhance mindfulness.

Additional Information

Event Sponsor: SSEL and ECE

Open to: Public

Web Page: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/events/ssel_lecture_series/

Presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5IO9CCy2cU&feature=youtu.be