• giovanni

    The Geomerce Project

      The GeoMerce ProjectAbstract: GeoMerce is a project that speculates on the ability of certain plants of absorbing heavy metals from the soil. Since those metals are listed on the London Metal Exchange, fields and crops become financial assets as sources and reservoirs of capitals. The amount of metal in the plants is crossed with the fluctuating real-time value of the accumulated metals. As a result, the value of the plants varies constantly according to the metals’ market value and the plants’ accumulation performances. GeoMerce draws a scenario in which agriculture blurs with finance and farming decisions are made according to both financial changes and scientific progress. Bio: Giovanni Innella is a lecturer in Design Science at Chiba University, Japan. He has worked for the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and in 2008 graduated cum laude from the IM master course at the Design Academy of Eindhoven. In 2009 he held the position of Senior Researcher at M-ITI. During his career as a designer he worked on projects in Europe and Africa, exhibiting at the Droog gallery, the International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne, the Fuorisalone of Milan and the Van Abbe Museum of Eindhoven, amongst other venues.  

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  • Author: Marietta Galazka

    Multispecies Methods

    Bastian Part 1Bastian part 2Bastian Part 3Bastian Part 4Bastian Part 5Bastian Part 6Bastian Part 7 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Bastian-Part-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Bastian Part 1","caption":"","description":"\"Bastian Part 1\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Michelle Bastian. Released: 2016. 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Track 2.","meta":{"artist":"Michelle Bastian","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","year":"2016","length_formatted":"7:18"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Bastian-Part-3.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Bastian Part 3","caption":"","description":"\"Bastian Part 3\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Michelle Bastian. Released: 2016. Track 3.","meta":{"artist":"Michelle Bastian","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","year":"2016","length_formatted":"6:35"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Bastian-Part-4.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Bastian Part 4","caption":"","description":"\"Bastian Part 4\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Michelle Bastian. Released: 2016. Track 4.","meta":{"artist":"Michelle Bastian","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","year":"2016","length_formatted":"7:00"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Bastian-Part-5-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Bastian Part 5","caption":"","description":"\"Bastian Part 5\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Michelle Bastian. Released: 2016. Track 5.","meta":{"artist":"Michelle Bastian","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","year":"2016","length_formatted":"7:35"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Bastian-Part-6.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Bastian Part 6","caption":"","description":"\"Bastian Part 6\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Michelle Bastian. Released: 2016. Track 6.","meta":{"artist":"Michelle Bastian","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","year":"2016","length_formatted":"5:09"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Bastian-Part-7.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Bastian Part 7","caption":"","description":"\"Batian Part 7\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Michelle Bastian. Released: 2016. Track 7.","meta":{"artist":"Michelle Bastian","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","year":"2016","length_formatted":"5:14"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Multispecies Methods: Participatory Research and the more-than-humanAbstract: This paper analyses the outcomes from a recent research project that explored the potential for developing more-than-human participatory approaches. Over the course of four workshops, the team drew on participatory design, participatory action research and ethical frameworks for community-based participatory research to frame their encounters with dogs, bees, trees and water. Discussing some of the affordances and frictions that we experienced in this process, I will draw out some of the consequences of trying to think the ‘more-than-human’ and ‘participatory research’ together. Bio: Michelle Bastian is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her work focuses primarily on the role of time in social life.          

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  • valentina_nisi

    Transmedia: New trends in digital storytelling

    Nisi Part 1Nisi Part 2Nisi Part 3Nisi Part 4Nisi Part 5 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Nisi-Part-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Nisi Part 1","caption":"","description":"\"Nisi Part 1\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Valentina Nisi. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Valentina Nisi","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:07"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Nisi-Part-2.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Nisi Part 2","caption":"","description":"\"Nisi Part 2\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Valentina Nisi. Released: 2016. Track 2. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Valentina Nisi","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"8:33"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Nisi-Part-3.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Nisi Part 3","caption":"","description":"\"Nisi Part 3\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Valentina Nisi. Released: 2016. Track 3. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Valentina Nisi","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"8:19"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Nisi-Part-4.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Nisi Part 4","caption":"","description":"\"Nisi Part 4\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Valentina Nisi. Released: 2016. Track 4. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Valentina Nisi","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"6:14"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Nisi-Part-5.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Nisi Part 5","caption":"","description":"\"Nisi Part 5\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Valentina Nisi. Released: 2016. Track 5. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Valentina Nisi","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"6:22"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Click here for the slideshow. Transmedia:new trends in digital storytelling: the case of Laura SilvaAbstract: LauraSilva, a transmedia storytelling project developed in the context of the EU-funded Future Fabulators project, is a technologically mediated effort aiming to create awareness, disseminate knowledge, and engage its audience in learning about the importance of the UNESCO-protected laurisilva forest. The project takes the shape of a mobile-based, context-aware narrative that unfolds in the village of Ponta do Sol. The audience explores the narrow alleyways in search of a lost 18th-century herbarium and the historic, cultural, and scientific knowledge it contains. The experience is mediated through a custom mobile application that provides location-aware sensing to guide the audience in its quest. The story unfolds through audiovisual content and interactive artefacts placed around the village. Having undergone its first iteration as an experience prototype, the project is in the development stage. Bio: Valentina Nisi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira as part of the CMU|Portugal Program. Nisi’s work is situated at the crossing of Digital Art, Interactive Media and Design and her research focuses on designing and producing digitally mediated experiences in real spaces, merging architecture, context and landscape. With a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Nisi worked at MIT’s MediaLabEurope, later moving to Amsterdam to co-found FattoriaMediale, a media and culture foundation. Now, she devotes her time to teaching and research at Madeira’s Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI).          

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  • Waves Helmriech

    The Water Next Time

    Stefan Helmreich – The Water Next Time Helmreich Part 1Helmreich Part 2Helmreich Part 3Helmreich Part 4Helmreich Part 5Helmreich Part 6 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Helmreich-Part-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Helmreich Part 1","caption":"","description":"\"Helmreich Part 1\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Stefan Helmreich. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Stefan Helmreich","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"10:42"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Helmreich-Part-2.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Helmreich Part 2","caption":"","description":"\"Helmreich Part 2\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Stefan Helmreich. Released: 2016. Track 2. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Stefan Helmreich","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"8:42"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Helmreich-Part-3.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Helmreich Part 3","caption":"","description":"\"Helmreich Part 3\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Stefan Helmreich. Released: 2016. Track 3. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Stefan Helmreich","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:43"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Helmreich-Part-4.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Helmreich Part 4","caption":"","description":"\"Helmreich Part 4\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Stefan Helmreich. Released: 2016. Track 4. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Stefan Helmreich","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:32"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Helmreich-Part-5.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Helmreich Part 5","caption":"","description":"\"Helmreich Part 5\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Stefan Helmreich. Released: 2016. Track 5. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Stefan Helmreich","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:46"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Helmreich-Part-6.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Helmreich Part 6","caption":"","description":"\"Helmreich Part 6\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities by Stefan Helmreich. Released: 2016. Track 6. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Stefan Helmreich","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"5:59"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Click here for the slideshow. The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the AnthropoceneAbstract: Do ocean waves have a history? This presentation looks toward a future in which waves are not only known differently (though new kinds of computer modelling, for example) but also become differently composed material phenomena than once they were. Today’s wave scientists and modellers are predicting that climate change may not only transform the global distribution of significant wave heights, but also may also (though the claim is controversial) amplify the frequency of rogue or freak waves, changing the world’s wavescape in novel ways. This presentation will deliver a history of ocean wave modelling in order to anchor an ethnographic report on how scientists think about whether waves (canonically imagined as not evolving, not decaying, but repeating, periodic–cyclical avatars of the ceaseless sea) may be transforming in synchrony with the political, economic, and social scene of the Anthropocene. Bio: Stefan Helmreich is a science anthropologist at MIT. His essays have appeared in Critical Inquiry, Representations, American Anthropologist, and The Wire. His book Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas (2009) was the winner of the 2010 Senior Book Prize from the American Ethnological Society, the 2010 Gregory Bateson Book Prize from Society for CulturalAnthropology, and the 2012 Rachel Carson Book Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science while Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World (1998) was the winner of the Diana Forsythe Book Prize from the American Anthropological Association. Helmreich’s latest book, Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond (2016), was published by Princeton University Press.

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  • PaulCHENEY_image

    Sustainable Necessities and Yet Darker Ecologies

    Paul Chaney – Sustainable Necessities and Yet Darker Ecologies Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 1","caption":"","description":"\"Part 1\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Paul Chaney. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Paul Chaney","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:50"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-2-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 2","caption":"","description":"\"Part 2\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Paul Chaney. Released: 2016. Track 2. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Paul Chaney","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:31"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-3-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 3","caption":"","description":"\"Part 3\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Paul Chaney. Released: 2016. Track 3. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Paul Chaney","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:37"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-4-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 4","caption":"","description":"\"Part 4\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Paul Chaney. Released: 2016. Track 4. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Paul Chaney","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"8:56"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-5-1.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 5","caption":"","description":"\"Part 5\" from Design and Environmental Humanities by Paul Chaney. Released: 2016. Track 5. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Paul Chaney","album":"Design and Environmental Humanities","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:17"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]}  Click here for the slideshow. Sustainable Necessities and Yet Darker EcologiesAbstract: This presentation describes FIELDCLUB – a small agricultural site in Cornwall. Here Chaney lived off-grid in a hand built cabin between 2004 and 2012 while undertaking his own food production and relying on minimal outside resources. During this project Chaney devised speculative methodologies for quantification, analysis, and design; using his practice as a tool to interrogate the relations between an individual human, a limited site, and the site’s non-human inhabitants. The experiment grew into an exploration of dark ecologies and tried to consider the ironies and ethical complexities embodied within a post-modern attempt to ‘get back to nature’, while revealing wider implications for the paradigms of human endeavour, technological progress, and sustainability. Bio: Paul Chaney is a freelance artist whose work is articulated through a mix of installation, participatory and durational art practices. He has worked with Urbanomic, Tate St Ives, Serpentine Gallery, The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), Divus (Prague, Czech Republic) and Izolyatsia (Donetsk, Ukraine). In 2015 he was awarded the Arts Foundation runner up prize, and nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Prize.

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  • clara_mancini

    Animal Computer Interaction

    Clara Mancini – Animal Computer Interaction Mancini - ACI talk for Design and EH Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Mancini-ACI-talk-for-Design-and-EH.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Mancini - ACI talk for Design and EH Part 1","caption":"","description":"\"Mancini - ACI talk for Design and EH Part 1\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities Series by Clara Mancini. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Clara Mancini","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities Series","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"9:36"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-2.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 2","caption":"","description":"\"Part 2\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities Series by Clara Mancini. Released: 2016. Track 2. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Clara Mancini","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities Series","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"10:23"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-3.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 3","caption":"","description":"\"Part 3\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities Series by Clara Mancini. Released: 2016. Track 3. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Clara Mancini","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities Series","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"10:14"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-4.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 4","caption":"","description":"\"Part 4\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities Series by Clara Mancini. Released: 2016. Track 3. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Clara Mancini","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities Series","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"5:49"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}},{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Part-5.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Part 5","caption":"","description":"\"Part 5\" from Design and the Environmental Humanities Series by Clara Mancini. Released: 2016. Track 4. Genre: Lecture.","meta":{"artist":"Clara Mancini","album":"Design and the Environmental Humanities Series","genre":"Lecture","year":"2016","length_formatted":"5:50"},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Click here for the slideshow. Animal-Computer Interaction: Designing Interactive Systems for and with More-than-HumansAbstract: Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) is an emerging discipline aiming to study the relation between animals and technology in naturalistic settings, design user-centred technology to support animals in various contexts, and inform user-centred approaches to developing animal technology. In my talk, I will introduce the research program of The Open University’s ACI Lab. Focusing on some of our projects, I will discuss the design and methodological implications, and challenges, arising from designing for and with more-than-human animals. I will also reflect on the benefits of thinking about interaction design from an extended, multispecies perspective rather than from a merely human perspective.          

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