Backstage Blog - 2020 -
Our theme in New Orleans is making sense and we’re building a program of talented, creative, brilliant people to share their insights and experience. We wanted our keynotes to be a combination of established as well as emerging voices who have something to say on our theme of sense-making. That’s why we couldn’t be happier to announce our second keynote speaker for IAC20 – Cassini Nasir.
As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Cassini currently teaches interaction design, web design, and design principles. He also serves as Director of Design and Research for the ArtSciLab, a transdisciplinary research lab helping the arts, science, and technology communities by pursuing initiatives of societal urgency and cultural timeliness.
Co-chair Dan Ramsden explains what we can expect from Cassini:
“I saw Cassini speak at the IA Conference in 2019. I was hugely impressed by his ability to combine theory with practice. He introduced a range of ideas that were new to me. And he showed a talent for talking about theories or concepts I was already familiar with in a fresh way. Cassini is a natural teacher, but when you’re learning from him it somehow doesn’t feel like a lesson. I’m looking forward to learning more from Cassini in April 2020.”
Cassini will close out the first day of our full program. We’re currently in the process of curating that program – and things are looking wonderful. Register now and join us for IAC20.