April 4th Meeting Bios

1) Center for Digital Inclusion

Sharon Irish is acting director of the Center for Digital Inclusion at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. She is active with FemTechNet, a collective of feminists of all genders investigating intersections of technology and culture, as wall as an advisory editor for the journal, Technology and Culture. More about her at http://sharonirish.org/

2) Visualization Lab

Travis Ross manages the Visualization Lab at the Beckman Institute, which is a multi-user facility consisting of 3d technologies, high-speed video, high-resolution photography, and an array of CAE, CAD, and design software’s running on powerful graphics workstations.  Travis has worked here for 6 years, before that he worked in the 3d graphics industry for 14 years doing everything from Sony PlayStation cinematics and film and TV to 3d design consulting in manufacturing and design companies.