Conference | SMART Cognitive Science 2015

Cognitive Science conference next year in Amsterdam with two interesting workshops: -Embodied Cognition, Art and Affordances Organizers: Julian Kiverstein and Erik Rietveld   -Games and Cognition Organizer: Nina Gierasimczuk Conference | SMART Cognitive Science.

Critical Ways of Seeing – 21-22/5/2014 | Radical Media Forum

Critical Ways of Seeing – 21-22/5/2014 | Radical Media Forum. An interesting event at Goldsmiths, I think I’m going: Two Day Symposium and Master Class with Dr Philippe Rekacewicz (Head Geographer & Cartographer, Le Monde Diplomatique), Giulio Frigieri (Infographics, The Guardian), Alfredo Cramerotti (Mostyn, Wales’ Contemporary Art Centre), Mushon Zer-Aviv (Media Activist, Tel Aviv/New York), Galia Offri (Artist/Tel ...

Clarifying Casual Powers in Maps

Clarifying Casual Powers in Maps
I often find myself explaining my research project (as many academics, and PhDs especially, do) and when doing so, Google Maps comes as easy and recognisable example of: a digital map that is widely used by non-professional users who are not accounting for the designers’ manipulation of additional elements in maps’ interface (=not aware of ...

On the Perils of Value-Free Interfaces 3

On the Perils of Value-Free Interfaces
Providence and serendipity are good friends to the sporadic academic reader. Three texts that I read today have manifested an interesting intertextuality in between them, two of them being (co) authored by Muki Haklay (whose work I’ve been intending to sample for quite some time) with the third being co-authored and suggested by Jay Bolter, ...

The Sempahore Line brings visions of futuristic mobilities a’ la BBC and juxtaposes them with recent updates on LA auto-traffic system. The future, according to BBC, is full with robotic enmeshed vehicles. foldable city cars and repetitive stock techno music.  

New year, New blog

I bought the domain about a month ago and been fiddling with the wordpress layouts ever since. I’m still not 100% happy with how it looks and feels, but I figured it’s better to start writing and worry about the design later. Since I’m going to spend the next four years or so writing a ...