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.