Elizabeth Goldring is an artist, poet and Senior Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies. While at CAVS she has held positions as lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture, CAVS Exhibits and Projects Director and Acting Co-Director. Her collaborative research at CAVS includes visualizing her own vision loss and developing both a visual language and "seeing machine" for people who are blind or visually challenged. Her collaborators include artists, scientists, engineers and physicians from MIT, Harvard, The University of Maryland and the Joslin Eye Institute and Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston.