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People working in systemic design

Evan Barba

Dr Evan Barba is an associate professor in the Communication, Culture and Technology Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and co-director of the Technology Design Studio, a multidisciplinary laboratory for the design and analysis of socio-technical systems. Evan’s research examines the close coupling of human-machine systems at every level of scale, from the personally embedded (brain-computer interfaces) to the extraterrestrial (satellite servicing systems). Evan is also an affiliated faculty with the Department of Computer Science, Program in Learning and Design, the Georgetown Environment Initiative, and the Global Cities Initiative. His research has been funded by NASA, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Laudato Si’ Fund, and others. Evan is also a lifetime maker and tinkerer, and when not researching, he enjoys creating all manner of artefacts, from the purely functional to the absolutely ridiculous.

Evan is an SDA founding board member serving 2018–2019, 2019–2020, 2020–2021, 2021–2022, 2022–2023.


Primary Affiliation:Georgetown University


Country:United States



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