Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts: Domhnaill Hernon, Speaker, Dir. of Experiments in Arts and Technology, Nokia Bell Labs
November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo.
This week’s webinar features Domhnaill Hernon, Speaker, Director of Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.) at Nokia Bell Labs on why the future of innovation is at the intersection of art and technology–and the role of music.
The worlds of art and technology are like oil and water–they don’t mix well! In our program at Bell Labs we bring together the very different disciplines of engineering/science and the arts to humanize technology. In this talk, I will share some perspectives on the limitations of the scientific method and how fusing technology with the arts can provide a more human-centric approach to solving the world’s great challenges. I will share our collaborations with musicians and composers and how those collaborations have informed our research on how to enable deeper emotional connection between people by using technology.
ABOUT DOMHNAILL HERNON
Domhnaill Hernon is an award-winning technology, innovation, and creativity executive. Hernon received an undergrad degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Limerick and an executive MBA from Dublin City University, Ireland. He previously led R&D organizations and developed and executed strategies to overcome the “innovation valley of death.” He is Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) which is a new initiative he founded to fuse art and engineering/science to develop solutions that humanize technology. Hernon’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Times Square, SXSW, Nasdaq, MWC, Ars Electronica, TEDx, and Inspirefest and he advises innovation and cultural programs globally.