‘Haunted machines & wicked problems’ was the theme for Impakt Festival 2017. Tobias Revell & Natalie Kane, whose critical work focuses on relationships with technology, curated a program made of ‘artists and speakers whose imagination offers an alternative to both irrational fear and blind faith’. More specifically the program ‘examines how our relationship with technology determines, and is determined by, the stories we tell. As our technological landscape becomes increasingly complex, we are embracing myth, magic and monsters to explain our relationships with our devices.’As my own practice is about exploring the ways in which we create intimate relationships with domestic objects, I was thrilled to fly down to Utrecht to attend. (more…)
This post is the final part of a trilogy of posts that document my initial (and crude) investigations into Speculative Design and all its friends.
Part 1, is a collage of the snippets that tickled me the most in my initial (online) investigation on Speculative, Critical and Fiction Design.
Part 2, highlights from the book: ‘Speculative everything’ by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby.
This post grabs relevant passages from Speculative – Post-Design Practice or New Utopia? available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303686592_Speculative_-_Post-Design_Practice_or_New_Utopia
Exhibition website: http://speculative.hr/en/
Out of all the reading I have done, this is the most complete take on things, perhaps because it looks at all the people and concepts that are mentioned on the other 2 parts and makes the connections between them clear. It also adds a more global lenses to the thing and exposes the western centricity of it all.
The folks at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction design (CIID) are running a summer school and I will be joining them for a week long course on future artefacts 🙋. I am crazy excited because this will allow me to make tangible my recent explorations on speculative and critical design.
My practice has always been one of thinking through doing, yet I have in the past used my personal blog to document and reflect on my practice.
In this post I’ll document the things I am exploring in preparation for the course into 3 buckets: (more…)
I’m working on a self-initiated project that documents the domestication journey of an Alexa, Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence consumer product.
Take a look at the prototype for this project: Alexa Diaries
As a next step I need Alexa to document key metric and write a blog post by itself – this is where I need your help. (more…)
Sharing my sketches from Eva-Lotta Lamm’s workshop ‘Sketching interfaces‘ for @generateconf London 2016.
I was one of the participants of the 2 day Appathon organised by NEST in conjunction with TCS and The Open University. Our tool ‘Save up’ won the challenge!
Right, this title is big and juicy. I feel the pressure, but I am not going to give into it. I’m just going to get on with writing a little bit about where I am as a Designer and where I want to be.
I just changed jobs. My move from a large consultancy to an agency was motivated by me wanting to focus on interaction design and work in a design led environment.
In conjunction to me wanting to get a more interaction design led portfolio I also want to move into the Digital+Physical environment.
And that is me setting my intention for the next year. That’s all.