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  • Mark Cottle serves as 2019 Artist in Residence at Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles

    December 2, 2019


    This fall, Mark Cottle served as the 2019 Artist in Residence at the Neutra VDL Research House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The iconic modernist house, designed by Richard Neutra in the 1930s to accommodate his office and family, and rebuilt in the 1960s, is now a museum with a program that invites one artist per year to make installations in the house.

  • Gloria Calhoun Publishes in Technology and Culture

    November 25, 2019

    HSOC graduate student Gloria Calhoun recently published her article, "Infrastructre's Industrial Context:  How the Telegraph Shaped the Wire Industry (1845-1910) in the flagship journal Technology and Culture.
  • Natural Disasters Contribute to Holiday Travel Delays

    November 22, 2019

    Traffic on the highway in Atlanta.

    Holiday travel is stressful enough—we know we’re supposed to arrive at the airport early, give extra time to drive places, and expect delays. But what about checking the weather on the other side of the country, routing your drive based on smoke from wildfires, or coordinating preparing your Thanksgiving meal around planned rolling blackouts?

  • John Crittenden Recipient of China Friendship Award

    November 21, 2019

    Crittenden Friendship Award

    Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems director John Crittenden has been awarded the China Friendship award at a ceremony in the Hall of the People in Beijing on China Day.  The award is given to recognize outstanding contributions made by foreign experts in China’s drive to modernize.  It is the highest government award that can be given to non-citizens of China. One hundred experts from 31 different countries were given the award this year to commemorate the 70th year since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.  Normally, 50 Friendship Awards are given each year on China Day. A total of 1,699 experts have received the award since it was established in 1991.


  • SPP Faculty and IEEE TechEthics Event

    November 20, 2019

    Jason Borenstien
    IEEE hosted an event titled “Navigating the (Mis)Perceptions of Autonomous Vehicles” on November 14, 2019 at The Cooper Union in New York City.
  • llya Kaminsky is One of the World's Top Poets, and He Teaches at Georgia Tech

    November 20, 2019

    Ilya Kaminsky

    Ilya Kaminsky, the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne, Jr. Chair in Poetry, has been on the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology for a little over a year now. In that time, he’s published a highly-acclaimed volume of poems, received the prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and now is a finalist for a National Book Award, one of the top literary prizes in the United States.