Blanka Deroko

Humanities and Sciences


Blanka Deroko, Ph.D., is a Los Angeles-based designer, media artist, educator, and entrepreneur. For over 20 years, she has provided visionary strategies, pioneering new products, services, and technologies through hands-on design and management, as well as authored information technology and media content.  She is a public speaker and researcher in areas spanning digital media, human experience design, human-computer interaction, art and technology, and space travel. As a storyteller and experienced architect, she creates liminal environments at the intersection of humans and technology to transform and empower people. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings and has been exhibited and broadcast internationally.


  • HSCI-330-01: Neuroscience of Imagination
  • HSCI-235-01: The Dream
  • HSCI-330A-01: The Extended Mind
  • HSOC-370-01: The Extended Mind