GVU Brown Bag: Considering IPaT: celebrating the past and inventing the future

Please join us as Michael Best, the new executive director of IPaT, kicks off the first GVU Brown Bag lecture for the semester discussing IPaT, the past, and the future of people and technology. This first Brown Bag lecture is also part of an afternoon event featuring IPaT lab tours, a panel discussion featuring distinguished members of the Georgia Tech community in a continuing discussion about people and technology, ending with a beverage and food reception. The event will be held in the Technology Square Research Building (TSRB), 1st floor on Thursday, August 24 starting at 12:00 PM with the Brown Bag lunch. Brown Bag attendees are encouraged to join the panel discussion that will be held at 3:00 pm.
Michael L. Best is Executive Director of the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and Professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. He was Director of Research at Georgia Tech – Shenzhen, our campus in China, from 2019 – 2021 and was founding director of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab.