February 8, 2024
Chris Csíkszentmihályi has been approved for promotion to associate professor of information science with tenure by the Cornell Board of Trustees.
Joining the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science in 2020, Csíkszentmihályi is a technologist, artist, builder, technology critic, and perfect fit for the interdisciplinary Department of Information Science. His work explores the good and bad sides of technology and asks who is and isn’t being served by it. A course he leads, Designing Technology for Social Impact (INFO 4240), asks students to consider both the values embodied in technology design and how social impact can be built into technology.
Previously, Csíkszentmihályi was a European Research Area Chair in Portugal, and founded the free/libre RootIO Project, a sociotechnical platform for community radio. He has been a professor at universities in the United States and Europe, notably founding and directing the MIT Center for Future Civic Media (C4) and the MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group. He holds an MFA in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego, and a BFA in visual arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.