Researcher Gordon Bell to Kick Off Distinguished Speaker Series

The Science and Mathematics Distinguished Speaker Series will begin with a presentation by Gordon Bell at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Magruder Hall 2001 at Truman.

Bell's presentation is titled, “Lifelogging: The Experience and Joy of Becoming Immortal.” “Lifelogging” describes the recording of everything occurring in life—in effect a “transaction processing” system for a life.

Bell was born in Kirksville, and spent much of his early life helping with the family business, Bell Electric. He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. Bell then taught computer design classes at the University of New South Wales in Australia before returning to the U.S. to begin his career.

During his career Bell has worked for multiple companies and is currently employed by Microsoft Research where he studies telepresence and related ideas. His interests include lifelogging, digital lives and cloud computing.

For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics Department at 660.785.4547.