Ben Grosser's Research on Technology Highlighted
Ben Grosser of the School of Art and Design and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been examining how technology is portrayed in film and on television and the ways in which each side of the human-technology relationship is shaped by interactions. In his research, he has focused on attempts by designers to generate emotional connections to electronic devices, how aspects of software programs change what we create, and the ways that depictions of technology in media can appeal to viewers. His supercut of computer interface use in the series House of Cards and comments on the perceived neutrality of software were included in an article in the Atlantic. His research on software design was the subject of a News Bureau feature.
Video by Ben Grosser.