Research seminar with Louise Barkhuus

Location sharing in mobile technologies
with Louise Barkhuus from The IT University of Copenhagen

  • Wednesday 22 february  1 pm – 3 pm
  • Welcome to MD338
  • The door is locked, please  contact  Maria Normark in advance if you wish to participate
  • Fika is served
  • The seminar will be held in English 

An important aspect of mobile technologies is the sensor information available, particularly location information. In this talk I present issues around location sharing, in particularly in relation to the study of a continuous location-sharing application, used over a period of a month within groups of 4-5 people, which provided detailed awareness between group members. Reporting on issues such as the service’s facility for micro-coordination and enabler of ad-hoc social engagements, I present the distinct ways in which the service was incorporated into participants’ daily lives. The findings highlight how people’s understanding of location- tracking technologies is transitional and how it includes a constant re-negotiation of appropriate services and applications for everyday social management. One conclusion was that map-based continuous location sharing has significant utility among tight- knit dyads, however, less usable between loser-knit relations. The study illustrates my broader research agenda into location-aware technologies.

 Bio: Louise Barkhuus is an associate professor at the IT University in Copenhagen where she researches location-based technology-mediated experiences. http://www.barkhu.us/

Högre seminariet i medieteknik med Eva Svedmark, Umeå universitet

Eva Svedmark, Umeå universitet, kommer att presentera sin forskning från avhandlingen som utkom 2016: Becoming Together and Apart: Technoemotions and other posthuman entanglements

Ladda ner avhandlingensvedmark

Using social media and norm-breaking material as an empirical touchstone this thesis elaborates, investigates and explores the entangled relationships between humans and technology in social media settings. Guided by uncomfortable, emotional and bodily online sharing the thesis gives voice to stories that are seldom heard, by people whose lives are rarely spoken of. By exploring the performative entanglements of/with/through technology, design and human intent the overall aim is to offer a critical and new understanding of our online togetherness and posthuman becoming.

The conceptual framework throughout the thesis is based on posthuman theory and feminist technoscience, two closely connected theories providing a new onto-epistemological wayof understanding the world’s becoming. The thesis should be seen as the product of an empirical practice of making theory about digital things,culture, humans and non-humans. By exploring diffraction and touch as not only theoretical standpoints but also hands-on methodology the thesis contributes to the development of new ways of doing research.

Tid och plats

  • Onsdag 25 januari kl. 13:00-15:00
  • MD 338, på plan 3 i D-flygeln, låst korridor, föranmäl gärna till Maria Normark
  • Arrangeras av: Medietekniken vid Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik, Södertörns högskola

Högre seminarium i medieteknik: Maria Håkansson – Dilemmas and opportunities for making change through/with technology

Medieteknikens högre seminarium gästas på onsdag av Maria Håkansson från Chalmers som kommer att presentera under titel:

Dilemmas and opportunities for making change through/with technology

Abstract:

In this talk, I will draw on my work in “sustainable Human Computer Interaction” where I have studied families who are strongly motivated to live sustainably, to reflect on “making change”. I will give examples of how we as researchers/designers have imagined making sustainability-oriented change with technology – including designing systems that persuade people to change their behaviors and lifestyles – and some issues and questions this gives rise to. Then I will turn to talk about the simple living and organic farm families I studied, insights about their practices, and how I personally struggled with implementing in design what the participants implement through lifestyle choices. This made me reflect on how the families themselves try to make sustainability-oriented change, realizing that not only do we as researchers/designers share dilemmas with them when it comes to making change, but that we also can learn lessons from them to deal with some dilemmas. Although my examples will focus primarily on sustainability, I believe the dilemmas and opportunities for making change relate more broadly to what we do as researchers/designers engaged with technology.
Tid:                      Onsdag den 23 mars kl . 13-15
Lokal:                 MD 338

Varmt välkomna!

Högre seminarium i Medieteknik: Malin Wik om hur Wizard of Oz-systemet Ozlab överlevt i 15 år

Medieteknikens högre seminarium gästas denna vecka av Malin Wik från Karlstads unversitet som kommer att prata om “Wizardry, studenter och forskning: hur Wizard of Oz-systemet Ozlab överlevt i 15 år”.

Seminariet handlar om hur Informatik vid Karlstads universitet använt Ozlab-systemet och Wizard of Oz-teknik i sin grundutbildning, från första kursen till kandidatuppsatser. Detta relateras till frågan om WOz-verktygens korta livslängd.

Wizard-of-Oz (WOz) är en teknik inom interaktionsdesign som innebär att hi-fi-prototyper av gränssnitt kan testas i ett tidigt skede i utvecklingsprocessen utan att det underliggande systemets funktionalitet är implementerad. I och med att användaren tror sig använda ett helt fungerande system kan data från interaktionen användas för att informera design och som träningsdata. WOz har klassiskt använts inom MDI och AI-forskning för utveckla system som använder naturligt språk på olika sätt.

Tid:                     Onsdag den 9 mars kl. 13-15
Lokal:                 MD 338

Research Seminar Feb 4th – Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen

On Research Seminar of Media Technology Feb 4 2015:

Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen: Sound and music computing research with a health and wellbeing approach

Kjetil Falkenberg HansenIn the seminar I will present my ongoing research and work on sound interaction used for improving health and wellbeing. The perspective is that of exploration and playfulness with music as facilitating medium. In the talk I will discuss successful experiments and possible future projects.

The event will take place in MD 338 starting at 13.

[In case the door to MD3 would be closed, please phone Södertörn University switchboard at +46 8 6084000 and ask for Mauri Kaipainen’s cell phone] 

Welcome!

Mauri Kaipainen, PhD, professor