Communicative Surfaces

A session at Interaction14

Friday 7th February, 2014

11:00am to 11:00am (AMT)

In the increasingly digital and virtual reality that we have when interacting with technical systems, I want to give more attention to the physical world. With my installations I want to test different and more poetic possibilities to interact with objects and computerbased objects to blur their boundaries. I like to understand the communication between human and object as kind of emotional and artistic act and I want to influence the understanding of interaction and interfaces through my works with electronics and my textile background. To find out more and to have a more complex look from different perspectives I love to give myself One-Day-Workshops to test possible ways of interaction, connection and respect. To push interdisciplinary cooperations within my environment I founded the Emotionlab an open workspace, with Larissa Müller, who studied computer science and now started her PHD. We applied for fundings, established a weekly supervised lab, organised workshops, presentations, cooperational projects. Sandy Pfaff, Oliver Steenbuck and Björn Baltbardis joined our headteam. We now are a small community of students, young professionals and professionals, engaged in a wider understanding of interaction design and interactive art.
Within my personal work, my special interest is the relationship between humans and objects and if this relationship could deepen through electronics. Most people imply human characteristics into computerbased objects. This is a very interesting phenomenon that leads to a wide range of ideas and thinkings. What kind of importance does our behaviour have in relation to the everyday objects? Could this behaviour change in order to a different understanding? Could objects get a similar appreciation as friends and animals? Do we throw away cherished objects as far as neutral goods? Do designer only have to serve the market or should they try to change it consciously?

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Svenja Keune

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Time 11:00am11:00am AMT

Date Fri 7th February 2014


Breakout room B, Westergasfabriek

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