Tag: innovation

Travel Guide to the Futures

In a collaborative 2-day workshop ‘Making Futures, Challenging Innovation’ at the Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2012) Roskilde, we created an intervention into what counts as Innovation. This took the form of a guidebook to the ‘Futures’ – an imagined set of islands where the future is made differently, and innovation takes different forms. The Travel…

Relocating Innovation Postcards

The Relocating Innovation project, completed in 2011, was a research project with Lucy Suchman and Endre Dányi at Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University. It reconceptualised innovation through a comparison of three different sites of social, technological and political invention: an internationally recognised centre of technology in Silicon Valley, USA; small-scale high-tech industry on the…

8 Key Components in a Future Infrastructure

How might we reconsider what infrastructure is, and how might we design it differently? For example, what kinds of connectivity infrastructure would reflect the kinds of futures that people in the Orkney Islands might aspire to? How does that change we think about connectivity infrastructures elsewhere? What happens when ‘monument’, ‘sea’, and ‘stone’ are key…

Orkney: Landscapes of Future Resistance

Videocast of my paper-performance Orkney: Landscapes of Futures Resistance at 4S/EASST 2008 conference at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. The piece explores how the landscapes of the Orkney islands, Scotland, have an agency that makes the future differently, perhaps in more ‘innovative’ ways compared to landscapes elsewhere…