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April 4, 2013
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Rosalind Picard, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory, met with RIT doctoral students in computing and information sciences on April 4. She delivered a speech as part of RIT’s new lecture series—“Where Text and Code Collide: The Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series.” Picard’s research is dedicated to making intangible emotions measureable through “wearable technology” and novel techniques—with applications from autism communication to human-computer interaction. For people with autism, or others who have difficulty expressing and interpreting their emotions, Picard’s innovative new tools may be the answer to unlocking rich emotional insight.

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