Assistant Professor at Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sophia Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, and engineer. Inseparable from computers since the age of two, she believes she is a cyborg. At Google, she designed and implemented products used by tens of millions. At RISD and the MIT Media Lab, she combined the understanding that interfaces structure thought processes with ideas from cognitive behavioral therapy and embodied cognition to build haptic devices for mental health. Since 2011, she has taught an internationally renowned class on sci-fi prototyping and the ethics of design/invention. Her work was featured by SIGGRAPH, The Atlantic, NPR, Wired, and more. Her objective is to combine her background in design and engineering with the perspective of an artist to create technologies that inspire a more positive future.