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)

Visualisering af viden i virtuelle læringsstrategier (ViViD)

Vi har lige udarbejdet et oplæg til UNI RUC om virtuelle læringsteknologier (ViViD):

I oplægget foreslår vi, at forskningscenter Experience Lab RUC indgår i udviklingen af virtuelle læringsteknologier med et projekt om visualisering af viden i virtuelle læringsteknologier – projekt ViViD.

“AKTUELLE UDFORDRINGER

Viden om komplekse samspil, strukturer, netværk og systemer stiller os i stigende grad over for problemer med dels at forstå disse samspil og dels at formidle forståelsen heraf. Det gælder ikke blot den stigende og massive mængde af tilgængelige data, viden og kommunikation, der blandt andet har taget form af manipulerbare algoritmisk organiserede data, men nok så meget gælder det samspil mellem heterogene data forstået som en kompleksitet af fx visuelle data, sansedata, oplevelse, kommunikation, erfaring og praksisformer.

De øgede muligheder for multi-modal digital og virtuel kommunikation og interaktion rummer nye muligheder for at formidle sådanne komplekse samspil, men det er ikke umiddelbart indlysende, hvordan vi bedst kan udnytte disse teknologier til at skabe rum for læring og eksperimenter med kompleks viden. Det er en aktuel udfordring at finde egnede måder at præsentere en given dataindsamling på eller at illustrere en given historie; effektiv visualisering er svært at opnå, men eksisterende viden om visualisering kan give et afsæt for at skabe nyt.”

Vi har tidligere arbejdet med et projekt om interaktive og “rige” rum for projektorganiserede studier, se her.

Ny digital strategi lover flere penge til forskning

The VisualComplexity website collection of knowledge and visualisation projects.

This website holds an amazing collection of different ways to visualise domains of knowledge. With 141 projects Manuel Lima’s webarchive spans domains such as arts, biology, computer science, knowledge networks, social networks, transport networks and many more truly fascinating examples thus visualising the complexity of visualisation.

I’ll start reading Manuel Lima‘s latest book 😉

http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/index.cfm?domain=Knowledge%20Networks

Manuel Lima’s authorship on knowledge and visualization

Sounds interesting; Manuel Lima’s latest book about visualization: “The Book of Circles. Earlier” books are “The Book of Trees” and “Visual Complexity”.

“Join Manuel Lima for a fascinating tour through millennia of circular information design in architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy and physics in a visual feast for infographics enthusiasts. From Venn diagrams and early celestial charts to the trefoil biohazard symbol and Target’s corporate logo, Lima provides a history of humanity’s long-lasting obsession with all things circular and a unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams.”

https://gcdi.commons.gc.cuny.edu/event/the-book-of-circles-visualizing-spheres-of-knowledge/

 

ExLab EU research applications, 2010-2017.

EU application, 2017.

Horizon 2020 Call CULT-COOP-09-2017

Proposal title: ONTOSCOPE, 2017, Ontology-Based Engagement with Cultural Heritage

EU application, 2016.

MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015

Proposal title: SPACE-CRAFT, 2016, The Art and Science of Crafting Responsive Spaces

 EU application, 2014.

MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014

Proposal title: R-SPACES, 2014, Responsive Spaces for Visualization, Learning and Cultural Experiences

EU application, 2012.

Objective ICT-2011.8.2 (a) “Technologies for creating personalised and engaging digital cultural experiences”.

Proposal title: EXCYL, 2012, Co-creation in the Experience Cylinder

Danish Strategic Research Council, 2011.

Proposal title: RISES, 2011, Rich, Intelligent Spaces for Exploration and Story-Telling

EU application, 2010.

FP7‐ICT‐2009‐6 Call

Proposal title: PERSONACH, 2010, The Personalized Virtual Guide.

Showtime HUMTEK with the Viking Ship Museum, November 3, 2017

So many funny and inspiring ideas were shown when students from Roskilde University (RUC) presented their ideas and prototypes about interaction with installations to communicate knowledge and experience about maritime archeology and the viking age. It all took place in the Viking Ship Museum maritime archeology experimentarium in close collaboration with Troels Andresen, computer scientist and active member of Experience Lab RUC, and Mads Rosendahl, also computer scientist from the People and Technology department at the university.

A group of students highlighted a silhouette of a war ship on the ceiling of the Maritime Archeology Exhibition.

A very dramatic installation was created by a group of students who used many different senses to communicate a sense of the viking age, for instance, sound, light, music, artefacts. Below: the magic sword.

The water has risen steadily since the Stone Ages; much archeological evidence of the Stone Ages is therefore “hidden” below sea level. To gain knowledge about sunken villages the students created a prototype of an installation to show how sea level and topology have changed over the past 20.000 years.