Finding Byaduk: Thinking objects as prototypes of affective telepresence with digital data

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The Finding Byaduk creative residency is an experimental project, aimed at exploring speculations around the phenomenology of digital data representations of a landscape, and the design of interfaces and embodied expressions. Part of this process also adapts ethnographic methodologies in articulating and capturing visual descriptions of the site. The creative brief is developed as a thought experiment with ‘affective telepresence’ – finding means to remotely convey the qualities of a place using environmental sensors and exploring poetic roles that digital connected technologies might play through the design of embodied expressions and/or interactions. The final unpacking of an exemplar artefact serves to document the phenomenological nuances and development journey of this project, and in so doing, contribute discourse towards speculative design practices and interrelated methodologies in creative practice. The following themes scaffold the thinking and development of the project: critical and speculative design, data telepresence, and the design of ambient interactions. This paper will present the project’s journey through these lenses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18)
EditorsDuncan W. Maxwell
Place of PublicationSydney NSW Australia
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780646992495
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Design Research Conference 2018 - The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Sept 201828 Sept 2018
Conference number: 1st


ConferenceAnnual Design Research Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleADR 2018
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