Participatory Design with Emerging Technologies

ICT Research Roundtable Speaker Series
Presents: Prof. Carl DiSalvo, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture

The Neighborhood Networks Project: Participatory Design with Emerging Technologies In a Neighborhood Context

Thursday, Oct. 16 Noon – 1pm
Piedmont Room (next to Jackets Restaurant in Student Center)
Pizza Provided!

One of the central questions that motivates my research is “How can we enable new forms of political action and expression through computational media?” In this informal talk I will present an overview of the past 2 years of the Neighborhood Networks project, which uses community arts and participatory design to provide opportunities for the creative exploration and application of sensing and robotics technologies to neighborhood issues. In particular, I will discuss our efforts to develop technology platforms and participatory design activities that prompt critical engagements between people, technology and the environment, and enable the production of rhetorically compelling expressions of local concerns by residents.

The ICT Research Roundtable is a focal point at Georgia Tech for policy research on information and communication policy and the technology that facilitates them. The 2008-2009 speaker series features faculty and researchers from across campus presenting their academic work.

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