Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series


Alternative Futures with Design

November 14, 2013


Sputniko! explores technology, feminism and pop culture. Produced with the investigative cooperation of scientists, her works are critical speculations on possible futures, provoking people to think about the social, cultural and ethical implications of new technologies. Her creative practice also includes creating songs and music videos about products she has designed, and posting them on social networks and online video platforms to encourage discussion outside traditional academic spheres.  Sputniko! has presented her film and installation works at exhibitions such as Talk to Me (MoMA, New York, 2011) and Transformation (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2010).  In 2013 she joined the MIT Media Lab as an assistant professor.

Supported by IRWG, the Center for Japanese Studies and River Gallery.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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