Walk, Don't Walk: Everyday Interactions with Self-Driving Cars

Melissa Cefkin

Membership Lecture, James A. Little Theater

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for Not-Yet-Members

Melissa CefkinMelissa CefkinPhoto courtesy Nissan North America.Melissa CefkinPhoto courtesy Nissan North America.

Images of a future world with driverless cars have fueled popular imagination for decades. Think “The Jetsons” or Minority Report. Hopes for positive transformative effects abound on safety, on the environment, on providing access to transportation for those whose social lives are hampered by limited mobility. But what might the future hold for the everyday experience any one of us has as we move about from place to place? Join anthropologist Melissa Cefkin to learn how what we are learning about the nature of roadway interactions and street life is helping shape the development of autonomous vehicles.

Cefkin is principal scientist at the Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley.

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SAR SALON: The following morning, Chaco members and higher are invited to attend a salon discussion with Cefkin. Click here for more information.

Listen to Melissa Cefkin on KSFR's Science Monday radio show, from August 14, 2017.

This Lecture Sponsored By


Series Sponsors: Leaders

Adobo Catering Newman's Own Pajarito Scientific
Thornburg Investment Management Betty and Luke Vortman Endowment Fund Flora Crichton Lecture Fund

Series Sponsors: Underwriters

Dan Merians and Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services Santa Fe Dining, Inc.
Nissan First National Bank of Santa Fe, a Division of Sunflower Bank N.A.

Series Sponsors: Media Sponsors


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