when I had my site redesigned, I thought I would make regular posts about what I was up to. How little did I know. A lot has happened since my previous post. Here’s the latest:

New research is being presented at:

  • April 12-14, 2017: EAD. Rome, IT.
    European Academy of Design annual conference: Design for Next
  • May 6-11, 2017: CHI. Denver, CO.
    ACM conference on human factors in computing. Explore. Innovate. Inspire
  • June 10-14, 2017: DIS. Edinburgh, UK.
    ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems. Space, Place and Interface.

I also have three journal articles in the works; am in the midst of formulating an outline for a book that I will start once the journal articles are done; and biohack*kolding will soon be ready to write up.

biohack*kolding February – May, 2017.
I’ve been running a new—completely transformed—version of the Biohack Academy: biohacking the school science curriculum with my extraordinary team, a group of local school science teachers and 100 students from two schools (Year 8 students, approx 13-14 years old, from Bramdrupskole and Brændkjærskole, both in the Kolding area). Public showings of outcomes will take place on Friday April 28, during Danish National Research Week. The exhibition and workshops will run 10:00-15:00 (info), an overview presentation about the project 13:30-14:00 (info).

PARtD: Participatory Action Research through Design
In January I ran a week-long workshop at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, in PARtD—an approach I champion that converges PAR and RtD. I’m now supervising a Masters thesis which is using this approach to engage with a community in Sant Boi de Llobregat, a town on the outskirts of the city.

Other supervision en cours:

  • Crafting and Connecting the Textile Interface in an Internet of Things Ecology (PhD)
  • Body (re)connection: at the intersection between theater, technology and disability (PhD)
  • Refitting clothes on transformative bodies (M.Sc)
  • The digital | traditional craft collide (M.Sc)
  • Playing with food: reconfiguring the gastronomic experience (M.Sc)
  • Breathing (M.Sc)
  • biohack*kolding (Research apprenticeships)

SDU Body and Materials lab
The lab in Pakhuset innovations miljø is thriving, and to date has supported:

  • new courses for the IT Product Design MSc:
    • Embodied Design
    • Wearable Technologies
    • Soft Robotics | Wearable Futures
  • new research practices:
    • designing into the unknown
    • disability aesthetics
    • new material aesthetics
    • textile-biology experiments
  • new projects
    • biohack*kolding
    • wear.x
  • extended research on existing projects
    • PKI – the Poetic Kinaesthetic Interface Project
    • knowledge transfer of Embodied Design Ideation (EDI)

Embodying Embodied Design Research Techniques at Århus 2015, Critical Alternatives

I am co-organising the Embodying Embodied Design Research Techniques workshop at Århus 2015: Critical Alternatives, the Decennial Århus Conference in Århus, Denmark.

Important Dates:

May 22, 2015: Submission Deadline (new!)
June 7, 2015: Notification of Acceptance (new!)
August 17, 2015: Workshop (new!)

Interested parties should submit: a position statement in the form of an extended abstract, supported by a pictorial or a short video in a style that best communicates your relation to embodied design research techniques. For more info, go to the workshop website: Embodying Embodied Design Research Techniques

Mobile Collocated Interaction with Wearables at Mobile HCI

I am co-organising the Mobile Collocated Interaction with Wearables workshop at Mobile HCI, in Copenhagen on August 24

Important Dates:

May 8, 2015: Submission Deadline
June 12, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
August 24 (Monday), 2015: Workshop

Potential participants should submit a 3-8 page position paper in the MobileHCI 2015 Extended Abstracts Format describing their interest and/or previous work related to the workshop topic. For more info, go to the workshop website: Mobile Collocated Interaction with Wearables

SIDeR 2015 keynote and workshop

Friday, 27 March at SIDeR 2015

KEYNOTE: Breaking the mold: Embodied, sustainable and wild
In my first keynote address as associate professor of research at SDU Design in Kolding, I ask what the future of embodied interaction might be – beyond the digital paradigm.
New materials and techniques are transforming what is technically, aesthetically and ecologically viable. These innovations bring exciting challenges and opportunities. Yet few designers are equipped to engage with them. This is not a talk about how to develop the next new thing, but rather how to sustainably practice, and embody material interactions of a future you dream to inhabit.

WORKSHOP: point, line, plane | synaesthetic mapping  
Participants will be introduced to a range of processes that disrupt how the body is seen and experienced in motion, and therefore understood and imagined. The work is based on the LEM (Laboratory of Movement Study) workshops, developed by the late French Theatre Master, Jacques Lecoq and Architect, Krikor Belekian for the Ecole de Beaux Arts, School of Architecture in Paris in 1976, still taught today at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. I have developed and adapted the LEM for use in embodied interaction ideation, in particular for conceiving and developing body-based probes and future wearables.