Berkeley Institute of Design

Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Tuesdays 12-1pm, BiD Lab Hearst Memorial Mining Building 354/360

The BiD Seminar Series is a weekly graduate-level seminar that probes topics spanning human-computer interaction, mechanical design, education, architecture and art practice.

Invited speakers join us from academia, industry, research, and practice from around the world. The seminar is open to the Berkeley community and the general public.

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Examining 360° video in journalism and storytelling: Knowledge, emotion and normative boundaries

18 September, 12-1 PM, BiD Lab

Tanja Aitamurto
Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow


Tanja Aitamurto, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar at the Crowdsourced Democracy Team at the School of Engineering at Stanford. Tanja examines, designs, and deploys new media technologies for informing, empowering, and connecting people. She studies the impact of new media technologies on people's behavior and society. These technologies include crowdsourcing, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence applied in journalism and democratic processes.

Her work has received several awards and has been published in highly-ranked academic venues such as the New Media & Society , Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) and Computer-Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). She has attended meetings and given talks about her research at the White House, the United Nations, OECD, the Council of Europe and in several Parliaments and Governments.

In her projects, Tanja often collaborates on in-the-wild experiments with media organizations and local and national governments. Prior to returning to academia, Tanja worked as a journalist specializing in military and defense, reporting in countries such as Afghanistan, Angola, and Uganda. She also covered technology at VentureBeat, a Silicon Valley-based tech blog.


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