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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EYEO Festival Day 3
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Better late than never, here’s my write-up from my last day at Eyeo. It feels little more patchy than the other days, but perhaps that’s because of the juggling around that happened towards the end of the day because of some changes in speaker line up. See also: Workshop | Day 1 | Day 2

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Eyeo Festival Day 2
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Day two of the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis. To recap, this is an event that focuses on the intersection between art, technology and design, with a strong emphasis on data. See also: Workshop | Day 1 | Day 3 Kim Rees – The Data Future Kim Reesperiscopic.com@krees Kim works for Periscopic, a data visualization agency

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Eyeo Festival Day 1
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Here are my very rushed notes from some of the talks on day 1 of the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, where “artists, designers and coders build and bend technology and give us a glimpse into what’s possible, into what’s next. Ones and zeros float all around us just waiting to deliver the next new interaction.

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Research Through Design 2015
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We’re proud to be hosting the Research Through Design 2015 conference between July the 25th and 27th next year at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK. RTD2013 was a definite highlight for me last year (see my previous posts). It manages to straddle design and academia very well, with an emphasis on submitting short papers, so not

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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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Technology Heirlooms in the National Media Museum
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I was lucky enough to get a request from the UK’s National Media Museum in Bradford for the use of our Technology Heirlooms prototypes in their new exhibition, Life Online, all about the development of computing and the internet. The exhibition opened in April, but I only just had a chance to see it in

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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 future of looking back – now in paperback.
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I’m really delighted to be able to announce that I’ve written a book, entitled The future of looking back and published by Microsoft Press, which deals with the topic of digital legacy, technology heirlooms and other themes close to my heart. It covers a lot of the work that we’ve been doing in Cambridge around

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