Ge Wang is an Associate Professor at Stanford University at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), in the Departments of Music and Computer Science. He specializes in artful design — researching programming language and software design for music, interaction design, mobile music, laptop orchestras, aesthetics of technology-mediated design, virtual/augment reality design, and education at the intersection of engineering, art, and design. Ge is the creator of the ChucK music programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and the Stanford VR Design Lab @ CCRMA, the Co-founder of Smule (reaching over 200 million users), the designer of the iPhone's Ocarina and Magic Piano. Ge is the author of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime: a comic book about design and technology, art and life (Stanford University Press, September 2018). Ge is a Guggenheim Fellow. He serves as a Senior Fellow and an Associate Director of the Stanford Institute on Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

Check out Ge's research group and the courses he teaches. Presently, Ge is working on the VR, laptop orchestra design and performance, human-AI interaction design, and the liberal education of the PI-Shaped person. He designs critically and writes about design. Read his recent article for the Stanford Human-Centered AI initiative, "Humans in the Loop: The Design of Interactive AI Systems". Instead of asking "how do we build a smarter system?”, artful design contemplates "how do we incorporate useful, meaningful human interaction into the system?”. Drawing from Artful Design, Ge teaches Music, Computing, Design: The Art of Design (a course about the craft and practical philosophy of design), Music and AI (a critical making course that poses the question, "what do we really want from artificial intelligence?"), Track Ge down: homepage, youtube, instagram, twitter, medium (Artful Design musings) or, hey, write him a physical letter (660 Lomita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305)

2019 presentation: Artful Design!
in search of the sublime on the John Muir Trail