Sara Hendren

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and professor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material and digital artworks, writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at MOMA (NYC), and her writing and design work have appeared in the Boston Globe, The Atlantic Tech, FastCo Design, and on National Public Radio (US), among others. She teaches socially-engaged design practices, adaptive + assistive technologies, and disability studies for engineers-in-training at Olin College. She writes and edits Abler, a syndicated column sometimes also on Gizmodo.

Panel: Art & Activism

Join us for a discussion about Art & Activism. Moderated by Jer Thorp.

Keynote: Investigating Normal: Technology and Ability

This is a talk about bodies and what they carry: prosthetics, augmentations, proxies, and extensions. It’s also a talk about how an artist learns to teach engineering, act as an amateur/expert, and build a social and technical lab. With forays into graffiti, skateboarding, and performative furniture.