I’ll be blogging on ideas related to my dissertation at a new site called tangible imaginaries.

February 10, 2016

I updated my portfolio as part of the preparation for advancing to candidacy in USC’s iMAP program. As a hybrid theory/practice program we not only write on three exam areas, but also are expected to present a portfolio of work to our committee. I included a fairly wide variety of projects — some of them dating… Read more »

February 13, 2012

The following portfolio represents a range of work and methodologies, including: physical computing, mobile design, experience prototyping, design research, performance, and experimental video.

February 9, 2012

I’m sitting here testing out Facebook’s new timeline feature, and a couple things jump out at me: 1. For a platform that has, for years now, supported a sense of ephemerality through Newsfeed, they are now in the process of rebranding themselves as a personal narrative platform (think 21st century version of the family album or scrapbook)… Read more »

September 24, 2011

[vimeo 20234305] Here is my recent talk at the DIY Citizenship conference.

February 21, 2011

I’m really interested in this notion of “hacking contexts.” This seems aligned with what I’ve been thinking about as ‘ritual design’ (in contrast to platform design). It feels like an area that’s calling out for a more clearly defined methodological tool kit, so I’m excited by Grenzfurthner’s explanation of his approach. And I love his… Read more »

February 5, 2011

Lindsay Grant recently posted a provocative argument about the purpose of redesign over at the HASTAC blog. In work for the Beyond Current Horizons project, Gunther Kress argues that contemporary conditions call not so much for taking a critical stance towards media, but an approach of re-design. Rather than analysing and deconstructing media artefacts, re-design… Read more »

This semester I’m excited to be taking Henry Jenkins’s new Civic Media course at USC. As one of our first assignment, we’re reading a few of the recent white papers that focus on new directions in civic media. These included: The Center for Social Media’s Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics, The Knight Commission’s, Informing Communities:… Read more »

September 1, 2010

Just saw this nice summary of the event over at HASTAC. The Mobile Design Boost is a hosting a 4-day entrepreneurial design workshop. Looks like its part of a partnership between Startl and IDEO. Nancy Kimberly explains.

July 27, 2010