Towards Rural Computing and the Internet of Companion Species

After spending seemingly endless years researching and writing a dissertation, I don’t think it’s unusual to want to get as far away from the topic as possible. So I’ll be the first to admit that this time last year I didn’t want to hear the phrase “urban computing” ever again, and if anyone asked, I […]

Visualisation, materialisation and affect

This is Luke Jerram‘s glass sculpture of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus, from his gorgeous Glass Microbiology series, which includes E. coli, SARS, smallpox and HIV (in order, below). “These transparent glass sculptures were created to contemplate the global impact of each disease and to consider how the artificial colouring of scientific imagery affects our¬†understanding […]