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Voices: Lisa Strausfeld

Tuesday, September 27, 5:00 PM
Location:
University of Illinois, Chicago Theater
1044 West Harrison Street

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Lisa Strausfeld (born 1964) studied art history and computer science at Brown University and earned Master s degrees in Architecture at Harvard University and in Media Art and Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Strausfeld served as a Research Assistant in the Visible Language Workshop of the legendary Media Lab under Muriel Cooper and William Mitchell. In 1996, Strausfeld co-founded Perspecta, an information architecture software company, and in 1999 she joined the digital sports entertainment company Quokka Sports. Later, in January 2002, she joined Pentagram where her team specializes in digital information design projects that range from software prototypes and websites to interpretive displays and large-scale media installations. In her own studio, Information Art, Strausfeld s work has ranged from creating interfaces for new consumer entertainment products to designing media projections for New York theater productions.