Feral Experimental

The Energy Babble, designed by the Interaction Research Studio, is currently on show as part of the ‘Feral Experimental‘ exhibition taking place at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. The show catalogue can be downloaded from here.

The Energy Babble deployed in the home of a member of a local energy community, New Cross.
The Energy Babble deployed in the home of a member of a local energy community, New Cross.
An exploded view of the Energy Babble showing the various components that comprise the device.
An exploded view of the Energy Babble showing the various components that constitute the device.

 

MA Design: Interaction Research

Alongside my colleague, Tobie Kerridge, I am starting a new MA at Goldsmiths entitled ‘MA Design: Interaction Research‘. The MA will bring together design-led empirical research with concepts and methods derived from STS and cater for students with backgrounds in Design and the Social Sciences.

Here’s a description from the Goldsmiths web site. “Grounded in Interaction Design, this programme offers a unique synthesis of practice-based research and cutting edge sociological concepts and methods, and will equip you to play 
a leading role in the development and understanding of emerging technology in society. Building on Goldsmiths’ unique position in design-led and sociological research, you will learn how to shape your designs through the collection and analysis of social data, employing cutting-edge research methods. This masters offers you a distinctive opportunity to challenge and develop your existing practice. You will develop the skills and confidence to work in various settings where an understanding of design in society is key. Career paths include design in industry, independent design consultancy and academic research.”