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Kat helping demo Intel's dual screen 'Billboard' app at CES 2014

Helping demo Intel’s dual screen ‘Billboard’ app at CES 2014

PI: Kat Jungnickel
Lecturer, Sociology Department,
Room 1101, Warmington Tower
Goldsmiths, University of London.
www.katjungnickel.com

I am a sociologist, cyclist and maker. I study new and old technologies in urban and rural contexts with a focus on grassroots hands-on DiY and DiT (Do-It-Together) cultures and practices. I am particularly interested in mundane everyday materials and practices; the use of found, purchased and resourcefully adapted materials and improvised methods to re-imagine relationships to technology. My Sociology Ph.D (Goldsmiths) and postdoc research (UEL) used ethnographic methods to explore hands-on/DiY making cultures, digital technology practices and innovative methods. A book based on this research ‘DiY WiFi: Re-imagining Connectivity’ was recently published by Palgrave Pivot (2103).

‘Transmissions and Entanglements’ builds on over a decade of interdisciplinary practice, my ongoing engagement in a range of cycling cultures (racing, touring, vintage, commuting) and a postdoc on the ESRC funded Cycling Cultures research (2010-2011). Support from the ESRC, Intel and Goldsmiths provides time, focus and space to further explore the consequences and possibilities of inventive methods and modes of transmission in interdisciplinary and collaborative contexts.

 

Mel Gregg

Mel Gregg

CI: Mel Gregg
Researcher in Residence
Intel’s Science and Technology Centre for Social Computing (ISTC)
University of California, Irvine, US
www.homecookedtheory.com

I have a background in interdisciplinary methods – gender studies, cultural studies, literary theory and sociology. Much of my writing has experimented with styles of address, pushing the sobriety of scholarly modes to introduce affect and intimacy to empirical discussions. My interest in transmission and creating new publics for research has been enacted for many years on my blog, Home Cooked Theory – a mix of research notes, politics and personal commentary. As a cultural theorist and ethnographer for Intel, my aim is to help shape the conversation between industry, government and academia as collectively we explore the opportunities afforded by social computing. See http://socialcomputing.uci.edu/

 

Rachel at the Pompidou Centre, Mini Europe, Brussels

Rachel at the Pompidou Centre, Mini Europe, Brussels

RA: Rachel Pimm
Room 1101, Warmington Tower
Goldsmiths, University of London

In my practice as an artist and work as a designer, the model home, the replica and ‘naturalness’ in the built environment are my main concerns, in a period where office, retail, domestic and leisure spaces collapse into one another. However, it is the inhabitation of these spaces that is the content of my work and I like to think these spaces form a set, primed for performative occupation. You can read more about my practice here and see my tumblr page, which acts as a virtual studio wall.

This project prompts further thinking about design histories, specifically garment and textiles production and conservation to contextualise the lives, lifestyles, geography and emancipation of women of the late 19th century. What does research look like in films, objects, interactions and many more forms? How do we present historical replicas, and what responsibilities do we have towards accuracy and conservation alongside new technologies? What relationship does this era have to us, our contemporary bodies and mobility, and how we perform ourselves?

 

Britt Hatzius
Filmmaker
www.britthatzius.com

Britt works in photography, video, film and performance. Her work refers to or often takes the format of the moving image, both in its technical and conceptual form, exploring ideas around language, interpretation and the potential for discrepancies, ruptures, deviations and (mis-) communication. She will be participating in and documenting the interdisciplinary collaborations in the project.

 

The project also benefits from input and valuable guidance from:

Nina Wakeford – Lecturer, Reader, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths
Genevieve Bell – Director of Intel’s Interaction & Experience Research

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