Satellite Lamps

Satellite Lamps is a project that reveals one of the most significant contemporary technology infrastructures, the Global Positioning System (GPS). Made with Einar Sneve Martinussen and Jørn Knutsen as part of the Yourban research project at AHO, it continues our project of revealing the materials of technologies that started in 2009 with RFID and WiFi.… Continue reading Satellite Lamps

Making Visible

My PhD thesis called ‘Making Visible’ was submitted in December 2013 and successfully defended on 12 June 2014. The thesis reflects upon the design material exploration research from the Touch and Yourban projects. It uses these explorations to situate design research with technology as a cultural, material and mediational practice: In Making Visible I outline… Continue reading Making Visible

Internet machine

Internet machine is a multi-screen film about the invisible infrastructures of the internet. The film reveals the hidden materiality of our data by exploring some of the machines through which ‘the cloud’ is transmitted and transformed. Film: 6 min 40 sec, digital 4K, 25fps, stereo. Installation: Digital projection, 3 x 16:10 screens, each 4.85m x… Continue reading Internet machine

The Immaterials project

[one_half] The Immaterials project is concerned with the increasing invisibility of interfaces and infrastructures. The systems we interact with everyday such as WiFi and 3G networks have a profound impact on how we experience the world. As Adam Greenfield says: the complex technologies the networked city relies upon to produce its effects remain distressingly opaque,… Continue reading The Immaterials project

No to NoUI

‘The best design is invisible‘ is the interaction design phrase of the moment. The images above are from my ever-expanding collection of quotes about how design and technology will ‘disappear‘, become ‘invisible‘ or how the ‘best interface is no interface‘. The Verge has recently given both Oliver Reichenstein and Golden Krishna a platform to talk… Continue reading No to NoUI

Immaterials at the Vimeo awards 2012

[slideshow] [/slideshow] The film Immaterials: Light painting WiFi made with Einar Sneve Martinussen and Jørn Knutsen as part of the Yourban project is a finalist at the Vimeo Awards 2012. The awards ceremony is on the 7 June at 8PM in New York City. The Vimeo Festival also looks great!

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Robot readable world

This is a short film, an experiment in machine-vision footage. It uses found-footage from computer vision research to explore how machines are making sense of the world. As robots begin to inhabit the world alongside us, how do they see and gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us? Machines have a tiny,… Continue reading Robot readable world

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Three films on communication and networks

In the last two weeks I’ve seen three documentaries dealing with communication and networks. Firstly, a broad and ambitious film from Ericsson, taking on the ‘networked society’ including interviews with David Weinberger, Catarina Fake and Eric Wahlforss. Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society.… Continue reading Three films on communication and networks