Dr. Liat Lavi
Dr. Liat Lavi, head of the Master's Program in Visual Communication (M.Des.) and lecturer in the Department of Visual and Material Culture, is a researcher and writer in the fields of culture, philosophy and technology. Her articles have been published in professional journals, reference books, and catalogs, and have been presented at international conferences. In addition to other topics, Dr. Lavi’s research deals with the impact growing technologies have on human perception, and the ethical issues these technologies raise; as reflected, for example, in the developing discourse surrounding "robot rights", with respect to issues of gender, resource distribution, and visual culture.
Dr. Lavi is an attorney, with a degree in law and economics from Tel Aviv University, a bachelor's degree in art from Bezalel, and both a master's degree and a doctorate from the Program for Hermeneutics & Cultural Studies at Bar-Ilan University. She has lectured in the philosophy department at Bar-Ilan University and served as the CEO of the Shpilman Institute of Photography (a public benefit company).