LIVING SURFACES - ACD conference,
Chicago, November 11-13, 2000
Networked media - map the new landscape of experience; highlites:
FRIDAY MohanSawhney/Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern U. -we learn about things by drawing boundaries around them (but remember) the compass is not the landscape, the lens is not the eye, the scaffold is not the building -the purpose of black and white markers is to help us understand grayness. don't focus on end points BOUNDARIES: -QUESTION them (always ask why?) -BRIDGE them(make the connection) -TRANSCEND them (dive down to rise above) Christopher McCarthy/iQ.com 1) don't let the technology drive 2) track the culture 3) embrace & extend the will of the people 4) describe the future, then build it "orange is the new black" Tim Parsey/Motorola -"savored a door slam" -intimate interfaces -humanism/resonance "sweet spots" digital & physical -resonance libraries -non-arrogant design language Hugh Dubberly/AOL-Netscape -concept map: represent ideas - learning how to learn -models: -improve understanding of problem -increase communication w/team -provide record [Argument Clinic - Monty Python 1973] Lisa Strausfeld/InformationArt -information art - ambient (decorative) display of information in public or private space -QUOKKA - visualize motorsports -information as entertainment
SATURDAY Idit Harel/MaMaMedia -move toward greater control & participation in media experience. 1) Consume 2) Consume, Choose 3) Consume, Choose, Create kids value: -multitasking -control -looking for "hard fun" -learning all the time -diversity, individuality -want tools, not answers -want to customize Tom Hobbs/MetaDesign -Fabrica.it -Colors magazine online -Sony VAIOnet100 David Small -words on food: read, then eat -laser cut type on vegetables -read Talmud w/other person, back & forth, argue, eat, get crumbs in binding
SUNDAY Nick Durrant/Icon Medialab -telepresence - men's room -we live our lives through questions: -who am I? -what is my purpose? -what are my values? INFORMATION->COMMUNICATION->TRANSACTION-> ?? (INTEGRATION)the task of living is designing one's self scale/people: conversation=4; intimacy (when they die, your life will change)=12; understanding (class size?)=40; recognition (good size for company)=140; memory (headmaster remembers faces in school)=2,000; neighborhood (sense of belonging)=10,000 Natalia Ilyin/NICO -semiotics-sign transfer -meaning created thru images -the stories we tell -the myths of our culture -old myths: teach people how to live -our myths: teach people how to buy "wheel of fortune" = ups & downs of life Jeff Wert/Wert & Co. -epiphanies & visions [Bunny 1998] -spirituality = empathy?