Former Kirksville High School Graduate to give lecture at Truman State University

Truman State University announces Kirksville native Gordon Bell will present his unique research experience at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Magruder Hall 2001 at Truman State University as part of the Science and Mathematics Distinguished Speaker Series.

In his presentation, Bell will discuss his attempts at lifelogging. Lifelogging describes the recording of everything occurring in lifeâ??in effect a â??transaction processingâ?? system for a life. His presentation is titled, â??Lifelogging: The Experience and Joy of Becoming Immortal.â??

Bell was born in Kirksville, and spent much of his early life helping with the family business, Bell Electric. He went on to earn his bachelorâ??s and masterâ??s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. Bell then taught computer design classes at the University of New South Wales in Australia before returning to the U.S. to begin his career.

During his career Bell has worked for multiple companies and is currently employed by Microsoft Research where he studies telepresence and related ideas. His interests include lifelogging, digital lives and cloud computing.

For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics Department at (660) 785-4547.