At the recent Critical Alternatives 2015, the 5th decennial Aarhus conference, I participated in two excellent full-day workshops: “Shifting Borderlands of Technoscience: Tracing Trajectories of Critical Practice” and “I’ve Had It! Group Therapy for Interdisciplinary Researchers.” Both engaged with the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary work, but in somewhat different ways. Prompted by experiences writing for … Continue reading Interdisciplinarity and what it will take to address postindustrial challenges
DRS 2014, the conference of the Design Research Society which is this year hosted by my current institutional home of the Umeå Institute of Design, begins in just a few days now on the Arts Campus of Umeå University. Since I have ended up as local organisation chair for the conference I have been heavily … Continue reading DRS 2014
This post was also cross posted on the Social Informatics Blog. In the New York Times today there is an article about Google X, the top-secret lab for big ideas at Google. According to the article, the future being imagined here is “a place where your refrigerator could be connected to the Internet, so it could order groceries when … Continue reading Imagining digital futures, or, What is it about refrigerators ordering groceries?
Last semester I did an introductory lecture on design for the undergrad social informatics class using a Prezi that I spent an inordinate amount of time putting together. Since I finally got it online (long story), here it is: http://prezi.com/kqzlw7dmcnnx/ (It would be really spiffy if I could just embed the thing here. But since … Continue reading lecture on design