An Internet of Animals

My presentation was the last one in the last session. I’ll put my slides online as soon as possible, but this was the set-up: Why study animals? In an era of “smart” cities and things, Donna Haraway reminds us that “animals enrich our ignorance.” Sheep and humans have lived together for more than 10,000 years, […]

Critically Making the Internet of Things, Session IV

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 in Conferences, Workshops & CFPs

Notes taken in real-time and subject to my brain’s filtering mechanisms. My comments in italics. Social Memory within the ‘Internet of Things’ Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art Real-time is deeply contingent. The space between where we are and where we think we are is open for discussion. For example, Google Maps was only two […]

Critically Making the Internet of Things, Session III

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 in Conferences, Workshops & CFPs

Notes taken in real-time and subject to my brain’s filtering mechanisms. My comments in italics. Random Walks on the Internet Side of Things Christian Lindholm, Fjord “We design for all the glowing rectangles–and beyond.” Walks: design evolution; digital-physical; affordance; applications; contextual design Mail boxes as services and adverts; you pop in an envelope and it […]

Critically Making the Internet of Things, Session II

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 in Conferences, Workshops & CFPs

Notes taken in real-time and subject to my brain’s filtering mechanisms. My comments in italics. smart cities / smart buildings Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Bjarke Ingels Group Amazing architecture. Browse their website! Superkilen: “Taking our point of departure in Superkilen’s location in the heart of outer Nørrebro, which has a local population from 57 different cultures, […]

Critically Making the Internet of Things, Session I

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 in Conferences, Workshops & CFPs

Notes taken in real-time and subject to my brain’s filtering mechanisms. My comments in italics. Matt Ratto Critical Making: “A mode of materially productive engagement that is intended to bridge the gap between creative, physical and conceptual exploration.” By way of background, Matt talked about his classes and an assignment in which students are asked […]

Northern Sweden

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 in Everyday Life

Dear Diary, I arrived in Umeå this morning for HUMlab‘s Critically Making the Internet of Things conference, which starts tomorrow and has a really interesting line-up of presentations and workshops that I’m looking forward to. I don’t actually have an abstract for my talk, but will post my slides online afterwards. I also spent the […]

CFP: Digital Creativity Special Issue on Design Fictions

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 in Conferences, Workshops & CFPs

Digital Creativity is a major peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of the creative arts and digital technologies. It publishes articles of interest to those involved in the practical task and theoretical aspects of making or using digital media in creative contexts. By the term ‘creative arts’ we include such disciplines as fine art, graphic design, […]