2017…

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:

Writing:
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)
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