Global Disruption & Information Technology | Bill Tomlinson | TEDxUCIrvine (English)

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Listen to Bill Tomlinson talk about how he is using information technology to solve global disruptions.

Bill Tomlinson is a Professor of Informatics at the University California, Irvine, and a researcher in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. He studies the fields of environmental informatics, human-computer interaction, multi-agent systems, and computer-supported learning. His book Greening through IT (MIT Press, 2010) examines the ways information technology can help people think and act on the broad scales of time, space, and complexity related to environmental issues. He has authored dozens of papers on a variety of topics ranging from computing, the learning sciences, and the law. His work has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesWired.com, Scientific American Frontiers, CNN, and the BBC. In 2007 he received an NSF CAREER award and in 2008 he was selected as a Sloan Research Fellow. He holds an A.B. in biology from Harvard College, an M.F.A. in experimental animation from CalArts, and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the MIT Media Lab.

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