Author Archives: Connie Svabo

Creative Writing in Experience Research

Experience Lab will host the final of the

Spring 2019 Art-based Research Methodology Workshops

Tuesday May 21 at 10-12 am. at Experience Lab, Roskilde University.

 

The program will consist of two parts:

We will share our experiences on Creative Writing in Experience Research

We will do some writing experiments

 

Reading materials are:

Susana Tosca (2019) Utopian social media, Digital Creativity,

DOI: 10.1080/14626268.2019.1612761

 

Michael Shanks & Connie Svabo (2018) Scholartistry: Incorporating Scholarship and Art

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.jpblhe.v6i1.1957

 

You are welcome!

 

A Thesis Writing Landscape (collage, photographed)
by Performance Design student Linh Tuyet Le, 2017.
Published in the article Shanks & Svabo (2018) Scholartistry: Incorporating Scholarship and Art

Experience: Designing for Complexity

Experiences emerge in and from the interactions of people, places, objects, information and media. And people hardly ever interact with only one ‘thing’ in one tidy and orderly situation at a time. On the contrary, the world is messy and people mix and mingle. People interact with multiple things, in shifting environments and in various social constellations. This poses great challenges for the design and development of technology (as well as for the design and development of a lot of other things). The challenge is to design for complexity.

Focusing on human experience – and indeed designing for human experience – makes it possible and necessary for researchers and designers to cross boundaries and inquire into the complex combinations of people and things, places, information, media, objects and services.

Putting experience center stage makes it possible to interrogate the complex entanglements of the  hyper-designed worlds we inhabit. Which worlds are we creating? What life-forms are we cultivating?

Read about transcending singular design fields through experience design.

Virtual Reality, Robotics and Urban Space

Get-together April 11th, 2019

Roskilde University, bldg. 40.0

10.30 – 12.00     Virtual Reality, Learning and Experience – planning of seminar which will take place August 21, 2019 at RUC. Save the date!! This seminar is organized as a collaboration between RUC Center for Virtual Learning and Experience Lab. If you want to hear more and/or to contribute to the seminar, you are welcome to join the organizers at this planning meeting.

12.00 – 13.00     Open and informal lunch where we will talk about virtual reality learning experiences, robotics and design & art-based research. Meet the RUC VR and Natural Science Learning researchers Prajakt Pande and Per Meyer Lassen. Also meet robotics and communications scholar Frauke Zeller– as well as a host of other inspiring and interesting RUC researchers! Please do sign up before April 8th, so we can order an appropriate amount of food. You are welcome.

13.00 – 14.30     Talk on Robotics Mediating Urban Space, with Frauke Zeller, Associate Professor at Ryerson University, followed by a short speculative robotics workshop, facilitated by Frauke Zeller and Susana Tosca, Associate Professor, Roskilde University.

Frauke Zeller has a range of great projects to tell about – among others the hitchbot project which received a lot of attention: http://www.hitchbot.me/

Hope to see you!

Connie Svabo, Søren Larsen, Susana Tosca

 

Mediation, Space and Media Ecology

Online Reading Group

This semester, Experience Lab is hosting an online reading group on Media ecology, mediation and spatiality. The next session is May 10th 2019

The reading group is an informal, online, transdisciplinary gathering.

The joint inquiry is how physical environments can be understood as media of information and communication; how media (in a broad sense) can be seen as environments, or as co-constitutive of spatial experience.

We are at present particularly exploring media ecology as umbrella term and approach and exploring its connections to post-phenomenology and (post-) actor-network theory and the concept of mediation, found in these approaches.

Literature for zoom session May 10th 2019

Media Ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of CommunicationMedia Ecology Serres

Timothy Barker Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 19 (1):50-68 (2015)

Michel Serres Angels: Angels (suggested reading p 38-58)

Join Online meeting: Time: May 10, 2019 1:00 PM Copenhagen

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:    https://deic.zoom.us/j/710043863

 

This semester, Experience Lab will host an online ’reading group’ on Media ecology, mediation and spatiality.

The reading group discussions take place online in zoom.

Participants are expected to have read the literature for the session.

Media ecology, mediation and spatiality

Reading and discussion of literature contributing to our understanding of how physical environments can be understood as media of communication and information – and how media (in a broad sense) can be seen as environments.

The online discussions are organized by Associate Professor, PhD Connie Svabo and PhD candidate Signe Lykke Littrup. Their shared interest in digital / actual intertwinements in museum exhibition experiences, informs the inquiries.

The meeting is open for everyone. The meeting will be in English or Danish, depending on the participants. Collaborators and students are welcome – share the link.

See you

Connie og Signe

 

Overview of sessions

Media ecology 11/2 (at 13-14)

McLuhan & Fiore, from ”The Medium is the Massage” – p. 1-90

Cali, D.D.: Mapping Media Ecology – Introduction to the Field, Chaper 1: What is Media Ecology?, pp. 1-16, Peter Lang Publishing, 2017

Mediation 11/3 (at 1-2pm)

Verbeek et al.: Technological Environmentality: conceptualizing technology as a Mediating Milieu

VR, AR & Mixed Realities? 11/4 (at 1-2pm)

Will most probably be combined with a full day seminar on Virtual Reality, Learning and Experience. Format and reading to be decided

Michel Serres’ ontology of mediation as media ecology 10/5 (at 1-2pm)

Barker: Media Ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication

Michel Serres: Angels (excerpt)