Madeline Gannon

Founder and Principal Researcher, Atonaton

Multidisciplinary designer inventing better ways to communicate with machines. In research, seeks to blend knowledge from design, robotics, and human-computer interaction to innovate at the intersection of art and technology. Work has been internationally exhibited at leading cultural institutions, published at ACM conferences, and widely covered by diverse media outlets across design, art, and technology communities. Interactive installation, Mimus, earned her the nickname "The Robot Whisperer", and was awarded a 2017 Ars Electronica STARTS Prize Honorable Mention. 2017 and 2018 World Economic Forum Cultural Leader. Was a featured artist at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. Master’s in Architecture, Florida International University; PhD in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University. Explored human-centred interfaces for autonomous fabrication machines. Since 2014, Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye STUIDO for Creative Inquiry.