Welcome to a K3 seminar with Maja Fagerberg Ranten, Interaction Designer and PhD student in Computer Science, Roskilde University
The title of her talk is:
Designing for Bodies with Bodies. Designing artistic interactive systems from a phenomenological perspective.
The talk will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at 10.15-12.00 in The K3 Open Studio, NIC 0541, Niagara.
Below you will find an abstract for the talk, as well as a bio.
Designing for Bodies with Bodies is a bodily interaction design program that investigates the designers’ bodily interaction with materials when designing artistic interactive systems. To locate phenomenology within research through design requires new attention to the role of the designer in her processes; a focus on sensory perceptive presence, memories and the active participation of the lived body. The initial framing of the project is based on an annotated portfolio of previous interactive installations. These are all large-scale interactive installations that elicit embodied behaviour executed in social settings at events and festivals. The program will unfold through practice-based research where exploratory prototypes will be done as experiments investigating a designers framework of both physical material, computational material, and the body as material.
Maja Fagerberg Ranten is an Interaction Designer and PhD Fellow at Computer Science, Roskilde University, Denmark. She is part of the Copenhagen art and technology scene and has a big repertoire of interactive art installations from the design collaboration UNMAKE and as a member of the art collective illutron. At Roskilde University, she is a co-founder of the research collective Exocollective where the research focus is on digital material exploration in interactive design, art, and technology.
The talk will be a presentation of the PhD project framing and the work so far. It will be structured as an informal 50% seminar with the Somatics reading group: Susan Kozel, Marika Hedemyr and Sarah Homewood as unofficial respondents.