Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Distance Lab

This is extremely connected to my research, should contact them at a good stage.


Open Studio 004

Slow Technology

Thursday 13 November 2008 / 12 noon - 5 pm
Horizon Scotland / Forres, Scotland
Free of charge, spaces limited (see below for booking information)

Interested in what's going on at Distance Lab? At our "Open Studio" events we show you how we're pushing the limits of technology and design to overcome the disadvantages of distance. We also expose you to some of the most innovative research ideas and personalities from other parts of the world.

The theme of this event is Slow Technology, an extension of notions from the "slow food" movement into the design of new technologies. Instead of speed and efficiency, slow technology emphasises the quality, locality, and humanity of the total experience.

Distance Lab researchers Costas Bissas and Tomoko Hayashi will describe our ongoing endeavors in the realm of "slow technology", including Neuromantic, a project that aims to encourage rural modern life through the use of new technologies without altering the authenticity of the environment, local uniqueness and resources.

Special guest speaker:

Glorianna Davenport
MIT Media Laboratory


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