Interactive design activism

Petar Goulev, Joan Farrer

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This chapter describes a collaborative transdisciplinary research project (by human beings) in response to awareness of a health problem, in this case the potential for skin damage and cancer, created by inappropriate use of our natural habitats. From the various elements within the research toolbox created for this project,the importance of computing emerged and resulted in this question:

How can computers support “human” survival?

Design and computer science became the common media to describe the various elements developed for the project toolbox. Through the chapter two different meanings of awareness emerge –“binary-­‐awareness” and “fuzzy-­‐awareness”. Initially, there were differences between the approaches of the participants in the Barrier Solutions ©research project; using the language of design and computing helped bring about a common understanding concerning potential solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Computer After Me
Subtitle of host publicationAwareness and Self-Awareness in Automatic Systems
EditorsJeremy Pitt
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1783264179
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


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