InfoTechWarPeace
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
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 Moderator: Sawad Brooks, Brown University


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Sawad Brooks, a visiting assistant professor at Brown's Modern Culture and Media Department, is an artist, critic, and designer of public and information spaces. He has collaborated on such acclaimed works as "DissemiNET" (1998-2001), "Invertigo" (1997), and "Brooks' Bowling Alley" (1995). He has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and MIT's List Visual Arts Center, among others.
 Moderator: Solon Barocas, Brown University
Solon Barocas has served as a research and production assistant with InfoTechWarPeace for the past two years. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University this year, concentrating in both international relations and art-semiotics, and will attend the London School of Economics this fall. Barocas' research and artistic work focuses on the politics of representation, and combines security studies, media theory, and new media production.
 Natalie Bookchin, CalArts


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Natalie Bookchin works collaboratively and independently on and off of the internet, particularly through her Program in Photography and Media at CalArts. She exhibits, performs, and lectures widely throughout the United States and Europe. Recent exhibitions include projects at the Walker Art Center and the Whitney Biennial. Her work has been reviewed in dozens of national and international journals, including the New York Times and ArtForum.
 Jacqueline Stevens, Istanbul Bilgi University


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Jacqueline Stevens is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and currently teaches political theory at the Istanbul Bilgi University in the International Relations Department. In addition to these positions, Stevens has been a Robert Woods Johnson scholar at Yale University. She is the author of Reproducing the State (1999).
 Jonathan Gratch, USC


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Jonathan Gratch is a project leader with the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. Gratch studies the creation of realistic emotional behaviors for life-like simulated characters, as well as the use of statistical and decision-theoretic methods to improve the performance of planning and scheduling systems. His work with Steve Chien at Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on applying the latter techniques to NASA's Deep Space Network scheduling problem led to a patent and NASA group achievement award.
 Stacy Marsella, USC
Stacy Marsella is a project leader at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. His research is in the areas of cognitive science, interactive drama, and simulation. Among other publications, Marsella has coauthored several articles for the "Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems."
 Eddo Stern, USC


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Eddo Stern teaches at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television. He originally studied military electronic warfare and virtual reality programming, later turning to art, teaching, and writing. Stern also works with computer game scenarios to create narrative films, performative narratives within popular online game worlds, independent internet games, and the translation of game-based items into real-world objects. He is the co-founder of c-level, an artists' collective that creates and disseminates digital and game-based art.
  

 

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