Symbolic Systems Field Trips provide opportunities to visit places of special interest to Symbolic Systems students. If you have an idea for a field trip, contact the Advising Fellows.
Below is a list of some past field trips.
3rd Annual California Cognitive Science Conference - UC Berkeley (led by Stacey Svetlichnaya, April 30, 2011)
Research Organizations, with visits to the offices of the Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International in Menlo Park, Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Numenta in Redwood City, and the CyLab Mobility Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley at Moffett Field (led by Roseann Cima, April 22, 2011)
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a one-man play about Apple Computer, the human cost of manufacturing high technology, and the persona of Steve Jobs - Berkeley (led by Todd Davies, February 24, 2011) [NOTE: Parts of this play were revealed in March 2012 to be fabricated. See This American Life Episode 460: "Retraction" for more information about this controversy and the mixture of truth and fiction in Mike Daisey's play.]
2nd Annual California Cognitive Science Conference - UC Berkeley (led by Chris Lin, May 2, 2010)
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception - San Francisco (led by Anna Schapiro, April 17, 2009)
Ph.D. Studies at Berkeley, visiting SSP alumni in graduate school at the School of Information, the Computer Science Division, the Psychology Department, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of California, Berkeley (led by Anna Schapiro, April 18, 2008)
The Practice of Design, with visits to the offices of Apple Computer in Cupertino, Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, Ideo in Palo Alto, and Meebo in Mountain View (led by Aman Kumar and Ben Newman, March 7, 2008)
NASA Ames Research Center, Computational Sciences Division - Mountain View (led by Brendan O'Connor, January 20, 2005)
Hopkins Marine Station, Neuroscience Laboratories - Monterey (led by Heather Pon-Barry and Kiely Martinez, April 25, 2003)
BattleBots LIVE - Treasure Island, San Francisco (led by Sheba Najmi, May 25, 2002)
Human Computer Interaction in Silicon Valley - with visits to the offices of the Microsoft Usability Center in Cupertino, Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto, and the Intuit usability lab and Netscape, both in Mountain View (led by Todd Davies, April 12, 1996)
Doug Lenat's CYC Project, Tour II - Menlo Park (led by Bruno-Ken Shiowaza, February 1994)
Virtual Reality Research and Development at SRI International - Menlo Park (led by Adrian Klein, December 8, 1993)
Doug Lenat's CYC Project - Menlo Park (1993)
Adept Technology - San Jose (May 1989)
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) - Palo Alto (January 1989)
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