Young generations (10-12 yrs old) have been raised with handheld devices and other digital tools/toys. After some of my conversations with them, I noticed that many of them thought of the hashtag as one of the most important things to stage their messages.
I propose to the kids that there other ways to say out loud their thoughts and the best of them is writing as it is you could get first some local visibility and then find peers with the similar messages to say. I also propose to the kids that we will use conductive ink to do our protest signs as we could as well put in some sounds to our message.
Manifesting in the street also implies having a good ambiance and for that music and sound can create a joyful experience, I gave them a comparison between a walking carnival and a street protest and how they both are the peak of expression of happiness in the first and disagreement in the latter one.
biblioteque municipale de genève
At a time when hatred spreads across social networks and within impersonal technological interactions, we find ourselves longing for peaceful coexistence in digital culture. This desire is expressed, amongst other ways, through cuteness. This is what moves us—from an economic, affirmative, or artistic perspective. Suspicious of its potentially Janus-faced nature, i.e. triggering not only positive but also negative emotions and destructive behavior, the workshop focuses on the ambivalence of cuteness and investigates the “manipulative and polarizing aspects of affect” that give the festival its theme. This concern is explored through the micro and tangible levels of Smart Toys. Participants will discover how cuteness can be harnessed as an active subversive strategy in larger contexts. Hands-on cuteness!
workshops attended, smart toys
The act of designing produces other designs in the world, and does so by intervening in an entanglement of processes, performances, interactions, narratives, and relations that are all context-dependent and socio-culturally informed. The research and pedagogical practice duo A Parede understands the act of designing as one of producing material discourse; the discourses produced by designed things cannot be anything but provisional and performative. For the workshop at transmediale 2019, participants are invited to bring a designed artifact—responding to a set of keywords connected to the festival theme that will be communicated to them beforehand. They will slowly unpack the networks that inform the existence of that object in the world, as well as its implications in-use. This unpacking can take the form of narrative, performance, mapping, or anything available and/or desired; what matters is not the hows, but the whats and the whys.
workshops attended, decolonising design
Human rights groups make great efforts to document violations and crimes. Such material is usually censored from social media. The data loss and the scattered distribution of this material makes research and effective use of it extremely difficult. This workshop discusses how the Syrian Archive and VFRAME are developing new methodologies and technologies for human rights researchers. The first half of the workshop will include discussions on legal challenges, censorship, the networked image, and the reviewing of traumatic content. The second half will explore new computer vision tools for locating and analyzing large video datasets to find objects of interest, such as illegal munitions. The methodologies and technologies discussed aim to foster dialogue on issues related to violence, peace, accountability, and justice.
workshops attended, human rights tools
In order to bring the diverse disciplines together in a meaningful way, the HDSA2017 program focused on the thematic thread and the process of going ‘on and off-the grid’, – a crucial societal topic and ongoing discussion at stake in both design/art and developer practices. By developing an elaborate hands-on program H&D invited the Summer Academy participants to reflect and question dependence and obedience of our daily work and living environments. How can we, as modern nomadic workers who often do not differentiate between work and private life, look critically at infrastructure, networks and systems we rely on? Are we as steadily connected networkers capable of disconnecting from existing grids? Can we rethink and build self-sustaining environments that shape our future practices in unexpected ways?The program challenged and activated the participants to use and push the boundaries of existing technology and programming platforms (web, hardware, software), networks online/offline (internet, deep web, darknet, peer 2 peer, blockchain), and user experience, all in a practical manner while incorporating content matters and ethical consequences of the proposed technologies and processes.
hackers & designers
Animé par Studio Frohlic. J'appris des méthodes pour la conception et la réalisation de produits connectés (IoT). En binôme avec Wei Peng on a conçu “b-Wave”, un bracelet connecté qui permet aux porteurs de trouver des personnes qui ont des goûts musi-caux similaires. En parallèle on a étudié les principes du «IoT manifesto» et nous les avons appliqué à notre projet. Le projet a été conçu avec une imprimante 3D, RFduino et Proto.io.
Manifest for the creation of connected objects consists of 10 points:
1.We do not Believe The Hype
2.We Useful Design Things
3.We Aim For The Win-Win -Win
4.We Keep Everyone And Every Thing Secure
5.We Build And Promote A Culture Of Privacy
6.We Are Deliberate About What We Collect
7.We Make The Parties Associated With An Iot Product Explicit
8.We Empower Users To Be The Masters Of Their Own Domain
9.We Design Things For Their Lifetime
10.In The End, We Are Human Beings. Video
copenhaguen institute of interaction design