Sunday, December 19, 2004
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Friday, December 10, 2004
For INCITE's interests, Ben Highmore gave a really nice keynote address this morning on design, where he highlighted the ways in which the designed world acts upon bodies, homes, and cultural practices generally. He took carpet, radio and teapots as case studies, and in historicising their emergence (which has resonances with my paper, w/r/t points of emergence for new technologies), produced interesting observations like, for example: the introduction of carpets to homes contributed to furniture being made which sat closer to the floor (which was now softer and nicer to sit on). He follows this trajectory of analysis in looking at the designed world, tracing the effects of design. Nice work, and historical, which always makes me a bit weak in the knees, especially in relation to new media and technology, where the historical is so ofter preterit.
Another day of conference to go. Then a few days of rest in Perth, and I begin the journey home on the 15th.
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Oh, and Melissa and Jean would like me to remind everyone of how great they are.
I'm in Syndey now with Jane Simon, so I've now met all of the panelists and I'm even more excited about the four of us working together.