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UCSB Reads 2024

The Authors

Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross will present a free, public talk at 7:30PM on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 in UCSB's Campbell Hall.

About the Authors: Susan Magsamen & Ivy Ross

Susan Magsamen is the founder and director of the International Arts + Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University and Co-Chair NeuroArts Blueprint. Magsamen works with public and private sectors using arts and culture evidence-based approaches and is the award-winning author of eight books.

Ivy Ross is the Vice President of Design for hardware product area at Google, where she leads a team that has won over 225 design awards. She is a National Endowment for Arts grant recipient and was ninth on Fast Company’s list of the one hundred Most Creative People in Business in 2019. Ross believes that the intersection of arts and sciences is where the most engaging and creative ideas are found.

Interviews with the Authors