Welcome to #ideadrop!

This casual, comfortable meeting space is the perfect place for people who are all about libraries to meet up, share what they’re learning at SXSWi, brainstorm, and get inspired. Check out the schedule below and sign up for the sessions that interest you. RSVP in Eventbrite is required. We’d like to encourage the most participation possible. Please limit your selections to 4 events. Do you have a colleague or friend who also might be interested? Spread the word!

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Molly Steenson

Asst Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison

Molly Wright Steenson is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focuses on digital media studies.

This is her 16th SXSW Interactive and her 15th year on the Advisory Board. Yikes.

Her research focuses on the nexus of architecture, urbanism, infrastructure, design, technology and communication from the 19th to the 21st centuries. She researches architectures of information, pneumatic tube systems, postal services, and mobile phone and social media use.

She has also taught interaction design for a decade and was a professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, where she led the Connected Communities research group.

Molly began working with the Web in 1995 at a wide variety of companies including Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and Razorfish. As a design researcher, she examines the effect of personal technology on its users, with recent projects in India and China for Microsoft Research and Intel Research.

Molly is completing her PhD in architecture in early 2013 at Princeton University. She holds a M.A. in architecture from Princeton, a Master’s in Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture and a B.A. in German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jen Lowe is an Associate Research Scholar at the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University where she experiments with new forms of data visualization and communication. Her education is in applied math and information science. A sucker for a good argument, she’ll nearly always side with complexity.