Research

“Evolution of Money”

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“No Machine is an Island” at BBC

Machine-based communication

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A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism (and an artistic intervention)

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After Money

If you change the representation of value, does it change the values that you can represent?

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After Money Exhibition

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After Money symposium

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AfterMoney

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Artcasting and ARTIST ROOMS on Tour

Using mobilities-informed methods to support new approaches to arts evaluation

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Artcasting ARTIST ROOMS

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B-IoT

Huge benefits in transportation can be gained if Intelligent Transportation Systems such as automated vehicles are enabled to communicate between each other, and their surrounding infrastructure in ways that are simple, reliable, and widely acceptable for human operators. At the same time, it is imperative that the security and privacy of such communications are considered. This project will demonstrate the potential of distributed ledgers such as blockchain as a method of securing the integrity of such systems.

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Bean There Made The News…..Bitbarista Features on the BBC

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Benjamin Bach

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Bettina Nissen

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Biomorphis Architects – Architects for ‘Data Pipe Dreams’

Collaboration, Design and Build of the Design Informatics Pavilion

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Bitbarista

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Block Exchange

Explore the future of value beyond money in a dynamic workshop activity, run by you! Design Informatics and Design In Action has created a workshop toolkit for anyone interested in exploring the rapidly developing area of Blockchain and DLTs

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Blockchain by design workshop at Codebase

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Blockchain City

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Blockchain Ruralities: Novel digital geographies in the Scottish Highlands

Blockchain Ruralities: Novel digital geographies in the Scottish Highlands - Dr. George Jaramillo - Glasgow School of Art's Innovation School

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Blockchain Technology and International Development workshop

Oxchain workshop on Blockchain and The Global South

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Blockexchange

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BlockExchange Workshop

Understanding the Blockchain

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Blockexchange workshop – Digital Catapult

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Call for Participants: TIPS by Design – Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers – 2018

Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers – 2018

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Call for Participation: DRS 2018 workshop

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Cally Russell from Mallzee on Dragon’s Den

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Can new technologies help change global power geometries?

This workshop will explore the potential of new technologies to support regional food production and trade particularly targeting the goals of the Food and Nutrition Policy of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community and Common Market).

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Can new technologies shift global power geometries?

An agricultural trade workshop with Caribbean partners in Edinburgh

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Capturing the Connections

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Catie Cundall

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Chatty Factories

Our vision for the manufacturing factory of the future is to embrace the rapid growth of Internet-connected products via embedded sensors producing massive volumes of data, and transform these traditionally discrete activities into one seamless process that is capable of real-time continuous product refinement.

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Chatty factory research press releases

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Chris Elsden

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Chris Speed

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Collider: Designing a Parasensical Futures Institute

A collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers, and problem holders. The first part of the Collider sets the scene through invited provocations before breaking out in to co-design sessions.

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Collider: Digital Busking

A collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers, and problem holders. The first part of the Collider sets the scene before breaking out in to workshop sessions.

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Community Hacking

The Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking project sought to explore whether concepts and vocabularies emerging in relation to the Internet could usefully be applied to understandings of off-line contemporary community relations and practices.

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Company Engagement

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Compassion Collider

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Connected High Street

This timely project explores the potential for reconfiguring the traditional organisation of customer, salesperson, cash register, tangible things and database, allowing shops ‘stacks’ of both immaterial and material processes to share data that will improve social and economic conditions.

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Crossing Borders as part of FuturePlay Festival Edinburgh

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Cultural computing clash

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Dancing Robots

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Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpses of a Near Future

Glimpses of a Near Future

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DataVisFest on (In)equality and Incusion

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Dave Murray Rust

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DCHRN Seminar: Working with the Public

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Design and the invisible: material conceits as design activism

Design and the invisible: material conceits as design activism: Luis Hernan, ArchaID, Newcastle University

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Design in Action

Doing things in new ways, solving problems and pushing boundaries are the essence of any good economy.

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Design in Action: Final report

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Design Informatics Pavilion – launch event photos

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Design Informatics Pavilion: Future Play

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Design Informatics Pavilion: Histories and Futures

History of the Design Informatics Pavilion as we look forward to the 2018 Pavilion

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Design of a decision support tool for visualising E. coli risks on agricultural land using a stakeholder-driven approach

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Designing Ethical Human-Computer Systems

Funded by: EPSRC ‘Telling Tales of Engagement, 2016’ award

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Designing for Near Futures talk

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Designing machines with autonomy

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Designing with living organisms

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Ella Tallyn

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Evan Morgan

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Ewa Luger

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Exploring Ethical AI in Accounting

Accounting is one of the latest professions to consider the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support decision-making.

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FinTech Hackathon prize

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Fintech: Cryptocurrency, blockchain and cash in the future

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Future Visions of Active Travel in Edinburgh

The B-IoT project hosted a workshop exploring the space where visions of future transport meet Blockchain and IoT technologies.

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Garnet Hertz – ‘Disobedient Electronics’ talk

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Generating Narratives from Personal Digital Data

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Geocoin Workshop

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Geocoin Workshop

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Ghost Cinema App: Temporal Ubiquity and the Condition of Being in Everytime

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HAT

HAT is a £1.2m multi-disciplinary project funded by the Research Council’s UK Digital Economy Programme. It involves a team of 16 researchers from the domains of Economics, Business, Computing and the Arts across six UK universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Nottingham, Warwick and the West of England

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HCI for Blockchain

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Hector Michael Fried

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Human Data Interaction Network Plus Workshop

This workshop represents the first workshop of the network plus in Human Data Interaction (HDI).  Our aim is to draw together people from all three sectors (academia, public and third sector) to start making connections/partnerships and think about projects you’d like us to fund.  Funding will be announced in January (project will range from 2.5k to 50k) and we hope this event will help people to start developing their proposals. 

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Internet of Second Hand Things

Adopting more sustainable patterns of consumption offers positive outcomes for improving personal wellbeing, minimising resource depletion and meeting environmental targets.

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INTUIT

Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV

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IoT in the Home: Writing and Acting the Future of Autonomous Energy Devices

Focus group

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Isn’t it time to change the way we think about time?

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Jane Macdonald

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John Lee

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Jonathan Rankin

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Kash cups

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Larissa Pschetz

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Learning Energy Systems at Science Festival

National Museum of Scotland for Edinburgh International Science Festival

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LENS: Design Informatics Pavilion 2018

LENS: interactive research pod exploring data sharing

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Let’s Get Concrete: The Aesthetics of Legitimacy

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Listening to Voices

Creative Disruptions with the Hearing Voices Network

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Listening to Voices Project Report

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Maria Wolters

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Mark Kobine

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Memories of Mr Seel’s Garden

The Memories of Mr. Seel’s was an AHRC Connected Communities Pilot Demonstrator Project

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Michaela Turner

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Moneylab

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Near Future Teaching Collider

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Network Plus in Human Data Interaction

Network Plus in Human Data Interaction: Legibility, Agency, Negotiability

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New Value Transactions

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New Value Transactions

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One Day Workshop on Blockchain, Trust and Global Challenges

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One HAT, so many possibilities…

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OxChain

Ox-Chain is a major research project between the Universities of Edinburgh, Northumbria and Lancaster, and research partners Oxfam, Zero Waste Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and WHALE Arts, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. It brings together experts in digital design, cryptography, business and international development. Through collaborative research, we will design a Blockchain for Oxfam to better support the circulation and re-circulation of valuable items within its business model – hence ‘Ox-Chain’.

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Oxchain – Blockchain & the Global South symposium round up

Round up of the day's activities at the Blockchain and the Global South conference

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Oxchain Workbooks

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PACTMAN

Understanding how to manage issues of trust, privacy and consent in future pervasive environments

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Peak 15: Creating the surrealistic identity for Data Pipe Dreams

Peak 15's collaboration with Design Informatics

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Pedagogy & Physicalization

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Phase 2: Co-authorship and publication

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Phase one: Cycle probes

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Polite Robots That Make Way for People

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Project Mercury

Project Mercury is a 12 month collaboration between Design Informatics and Tesco Bank to explore FinTech by Design.

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PuBliC: Future Everything

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Quantified Body Language: Design Informatics Pavilion 2018

Intelligent furniture?

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Rainbows and Unicorns

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Recommended Relics

National Museum of Rural Life Scotland

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Research Seminar Series: Benjamin Bach, Data Visualization

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Research Seminar Series: Tim Fawns, Education, Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Angelo Plessas, Independent Practitioner

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Research Seminar: Augusto Esteves

Augusto Esteves, Edinburgh Napier University

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Research Seminar: Beatrice Alex

Research Seminar by Beatrice Alex / Education, Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Gilad Rosner

Gilad Rosner, Internet of Things Privacy Forum

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Research Seminar: Jonathan Rankin, Design Informatics

Jonathan Rankin from Design Informatics will talk about designing for speculative future visions.

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Research Seminar: Liz McFall

Liz McFall, University of Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Teresa Almeida

Teresa Almeida, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden

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Robin Hill

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Rory Gianni

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Rural Crafting Communities in the Digital Age

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Rural Crafting Communities in the Digital Age

The research addresses three related themes: crafting practices, rurality and digital engagement.

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Sarah Bennett

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Scottish Living artist: Wikipedia Editathon

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Seannachies

Addressing Social Isolation through Storytelling

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Seeing the use of things: how IoT will shape future business

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Seismic See-saw – Design Informatics Pavilion

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Shaune Oosthuizen

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Sixth Sense Transport

Sixth Sense Transport research is investigating the extent to which behavioural change and better understanding of transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social networking principles to transport users, their individual vehicles and objects around them.

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Smart Contracts in Action!

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Smart Transactions in Public Spaces

From communicating with loved ones to organising our finances, IoT technology enables us to perform an increasingly wide range of tasks on the move, and in a variety of public spaces.

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Story blocks

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StoryStorm

The ‘StoryStorm Network’  was funded by AHRC CCN+ with the aim of developing collaborative, co-creative workshops to explore the ways stories are increasingly supported and shaped by digital technology.

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StoryStorm Project website

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Tangible Tools for Understanding Distributed Systems

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Telling the Bees

Telling the Bees is an interdisciplinary project working with Tay Landscape Partnership (TayLP) to develop new understandings of beekeeping practices through ‘future folklore’ for new and future generations of beekeepers. The future folklore prototypes will be a community resource and also a probe for academic communities, prompting questions on the role of folklore, literature, tacit knowledge, and traditional ecological knowledge structures. The project runs from April 2015 until March 2016.

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Temporal Design

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Temporal design

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Tesco Bank Project Mercury

video explaining Project Mercury

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The Ethnobot

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The Latent Image; Transimage 2018

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The Latent Image: Transimage 2018 round up and videos

The LATENT IMAGE is the fifth iteration in the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conferences Series

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The Memorial for Misused Time

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The power of storytelling

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ThingTank

As objects around us begin to collect data and make suggestions about what might be desirable, it is possible that they may even be able to design things that we could never think of. Project Thing Tank is doing design research on these possibilities.

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Transforming communities through co-designing novel experience of heritage at a local museum

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Travel Behaviours Network

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TrustBall: Design Informatics Pavilion 2018

Who do you trust with your data?

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TurningPoint

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Understanding Initial Coin Offerings

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Understanding situated energy values in rural Kenya

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Using service blueprints to help visualise design

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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Creative Informatics

come and work with the team at Design Informatics on an exciting new project as an RA

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Volunteering on the Ledger #1 – Identity Management

An exploratory design workshop to understand the potential for blockchain-based identity management in the voluntary sector.

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Volunteering on the Ledger #2 – Alternative Currencies

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We are recruiting: Design Informatics Research Software Engineer

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Wearing data; the fabric of social becoming

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What is privacy, why can’t we agree about it, and why is data a particular problem?

What is privacy, why can't we agree about it, and why is data a particular problem?

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When Your Teacup Goes Online and Demands to Design Itself

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Zezhong Wang

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