Speaker - Dr. Peter Lucas

Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Interoperability in the Age of Trillions

We produce more than 10 billion microprocessors every year. The world will soon contain a trillion computers, and most of them will inter-communicate. Making such a world work in an effective and humane way is a challenge without precedent. This talk will explore this challenge and describe the goal of a true "Ecology of Information Devices."

Below is a short film MAYA Design made for Trillions that has Dr. Lucas talking about interconnectivity.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Peter Lucas - Founding Principal , MAYA Design and Co-author,  Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology

Peter Lucas focuses on the intersection between advanced technology and human capabilities. For over 25 years, he has worked to break down the disciplinary boundaries that lead to technology that is poorly suited to the needs of individuals and society. He cofounded MAYA Design in 1989 and has guided its growth as a premier venue for interdisciplinary product design and technology research, serving both the private and public sectors.

Peter received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from Cornell University, where he studied educational and cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. Peter has authored numerous scholarly papers and co-authored a book on language perception. He holds 15 patents. Peter is also adjunct associate professor of human computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University and served on the Committee on Networked Systems of Embedded Computers of the National Research Council. He is the visionary for MAYA’s Civium project, a marriage of pervasive and civic computing that will result in a public information commons based on a world of peer-to-peer computing. Peter is coauthor of the recently-released book Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology.