Pamela Pavliscak (pav-li-shock) studies the future of feelings. Obsessed by our conflicted emotional relationship with technology, her work is part deep dive research, part data science, part design. As a researcher, she creates experiments that challenge us to see technology—and ourselves—in new ways. Whether documenting new internet emotions or asking people to confront their digital alter egos, Pamela’s work is aimed at understanding how technology can help us be human.
She founded Change Sciences to make technology more human kind. Pamela teaches future designers about the emotional side of technology at Pratt Institute in NYC. She speaks about the emotional side of technology everywhere from big tech conferences like TNW, Web Summit, and SXSW to more intimate settings like the House of Beautiful Business and her own [Emotion] labs. Here work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Slate, CBC, and Quartz. Her forthcoming book on Emotionally Intelligent Design maps out how we can create a more empathetic future.