Resonate 2015 Day 2
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Notes from Resonate 2015 Day 2  in Belgrade, Serbia. Nicolas Nova Near Future Laboratory Not as interested in “classic” design – post-its etc. Thinking about the future through films and props. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Picture Phone Minority Report. Gestural stuff, but also mundanity of cereal box with annoying “live” characters on them. Stephen Spielberg.

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Resonate 2015 Day 1
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Notes from Resonate 2015 Day 1 (sort of – lots of stuff had already happened but this is the official opening) in Belgrade, Serbia. Opening presentations in the Kolarac main hall by Adam Magyar, Nicolas Nova and Jesper Kouthoofd. Adam Magyar Homepage Interested in extending photography beyond the cropped frame, extending the image into time.

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The Internet of Why: A Smart Design Salon
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Smart Design Salon: The Internet of Why

I was lucky enough to be invited to be a panellist at “The Internet of Why”,  an evening “salon” organized by Smart Design in London. The event started off with a viewing of Connecting: Makers, a mini-documentary on the creative community sponsored by Microsoft. Using this as fodder for our conversation, we spent the next

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Stefanie Posavec @ Eyeo
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I’m in Minneapolis at the annual Eyeo Festival. Like Resonate, it is focussed on data visualization in all of its forms, on the intersection between “art, interaction and information”. See also: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3   Analog Algorithms with Stefanie Posavec Today is workshop day, and I’ve been lucky enough to

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Resonate 2014
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I’m just travelling home from Belgrade in Serbia, where I’ve spent the last few days at Resonate. Resonate is a conference, or more like a festival, primarily attended by people doing visualization work. It’s full of great talks from a community that is very tightly networked, brought together by the equally highly networked Filip Visnjik,

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Research Through Design Session 1 | Room 2 | Doing
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Continuing my notes from the recent Research Through Design conference in Newcastle [see opening keynote]. This is the first of the sessions I attended on Day 1. Each session was held in a small room that sat about 30 people, all around a large conference table, and featured talks by 3 or 4 of the

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Things We’ve Learnt About…Search and Web Use
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We have a new issue of the “Things We’ve Learnt About…” magazine, a regular publication we release each issue of which summarizes the research work of the Socio-Digital Systems team around a particular theme. This one is all about “Search & Web Use” and has been primarily authored by Richard Harper and Sian Lindley, with

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RCA Degree Show 2012 & Microsoft Design Expo
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Microsoft holds an annual design competition for students from around the world who are usually studying either interaction or product design. It’s called the Design Expo. Students work in groups at their school, usually over the spring semester, to a brief that we set and they then select their best team, who travel to Redmond,

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Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2012
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My phone shots from the CSM show this year, in their cool new King’s Cross building. Most of these are from the Textile Futures program, which was, as usual, really thought provoking. Project from the TEXTILES FUTURES MA students. I’ve managed to link these mysterious looking shots to their project pages up on the course

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“The Things We Keep” by Christian Svanes
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Christan Svanes video of objects and their history is a simple piece of work that reminds me of Berg’s visualizations or the great experiments and ideas from the Oslo School of Architecture and Designs “Touch” project (particularly this one). This idea that objects can hold their history, and through that keep us in touch with

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