Professor Bill Gaver from the Interaction Research Studio made an appearance on the BBC Two programme Springwatch in the episode that aired on Monday, 11 June. Professor Gaver talked about the joint Goldsmiths/Royal College of Art project MyNatureWatch, which designs DIY devices for monitoring wildlife.
When: Exhibition open 11th June – 12th August 2018, launching drinks reception Thursday 14th June 2018, 7pm
Where: Ace Hotel London, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ
You are invited to the exhibition of the Interaction Research Studio project ProbeTools!
ProbeTools are unconventional cameras and audio devices for user research. They’re easy to make, customise and use, and open-sourced so that designers and researchers can employ them in their own studies. ProbeTools are a design-led approach to engaging with settings aimed at producing inspiration rather than information. They involve presenting people with open-ended, even absurd tasks in the hope that their responses will provide fragmentary illumination of their lives, thoughts, hopes and fears. The exhibition will be held in the Lobby of Ace Hotel London and is free entry. RSVP to j.molinera[@]gold.ac.uk.
The Energy Babbles are a set of computational devices that act “like automated talk radios obsessed with energy”: they recount energy policy announcements and information on demand and production, remarks about energy conservation made on social media, and comments entered by other Babble users. The devices were designed by Goldsmiths’ Interaction Research Studio in collaboration with STS researchers, and the story of their development is now available in a book published by Mattering Press. You can download the PDF online for free, or buy a paperback copy (link on the Mattering Press website).