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
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
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
A few links on imaging and computation: I’ve concluded that the promise of RFID was eclipsed by another technology out there that’s poised to become more and more disruptive, not only to RFID, but to a host of technologies, and that’s the CCD. from CCD by Joe Gregorio. Via BERG. Cameras might allow a photographer… Continue reading CCD and computational photography
Anselm lays out the emerging issues with Augmented Reality (AR). In doing so he relates it to a whole host of known and unknown problems associated with ubiquitous computing, semantic publishing and data platforms. Below are some clippings of bits that seem particularly insightful: bq. It puts own embodiment at risk. And whomsoever can mitigate… Continue reading Augmentia
Early in 2005 I drafted a project together with the Oslo School of Architecture & Design that was designed to look at Near Field Communication (NFC) with an interaction design and user-centred perspective. In December 2005 the project was funded in full by the Research Council of Norway. So since March 2006 we have been setting up the project and conducting preliminary exploratory research work. You can see our ongoing process on the project weblog (and pick up the RSS feed too).
On the 12th January 2005 I gave two lectures here in Oslo on the theme of tangible and social interaction. The “presentation”:http://www.elasticspace.com/presentations/tangible_social_jan05.pdf is a 1.9mb pdf, and my notes are below. I’m posting this in response to “Matt Jones'”:http://blackbeltjones.typepad.com/work/ and “Chris Heathcote’s”:http://www.anti-mega.com/antimega/ “presentation”:http://www.anti-mega.com/antimega/archives/001195.html at ETech (“notes”:http://crystaltips.typepad.com/wonderland/2005/03/tangible_comput.html), which covers a lot of the same ground.
“Mikael Fernstr?m”:http://www.idc.ul.ie/mikael/ gave a lecture at “AHO”:http://www.aho.no/ on sound objects this week. His work at “IDC”:http://www.idc.ul.ie/ focuses on sound in ubiquitous computing, an area that is relatively unexplored in interaction design.