Publications

Thinking-with the swamp

The swamp doesn’t allow for a cartesian way of mapping, it doesn't allow to figurate it and give it a fixed identity. Connected bodies of water push their way into ever new sinks and streams. New spots of land are revealed, through drought or human intervention, while other parts flood and hide the pathways and places that were there before. Where the swamp starts and where it ends is processual. It doesn’t have clear borders but rather transient zones. As such, it is a liminal being, always becoming, always in-between.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2018
Authors: Ingrid Vranken, Sepideh Ardalani, Mihaela Brebenel

A new android smartphone app for geospatial mapping from drones and kites

This conference paper describes the development, testing and deployment of a free-to-use, open-source, android-based smartphone application for capturing geo-tagged aerial photographs for grass-roots remote sensing (RS) and mapping applications.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2016
Authors: Dave Griffiths, Amber Griffiths

Magic, Mistakes and the multitude of the matter

Transcription of FoAM's talk at Design March 2013 in Iceland

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2013
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic

Improving Realities

Transcription of FoAM's talk at Improving Reality 2013 conference

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2013
Author: Maja Kuzmanovic

groWorld HPI

As a botanical parallel to the oft misunderstood field of HCI – Human Computer Interaction, HPI – Human Plant Interaction, explores the nature of surfaces and processes required to facilitate mutually beneficial interaction between humans and plants.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2009
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic

PHOEF – The Undisclosed Poesis of the Photovoltaic Effect

Grid independence, silent electrical energy generation without emissions, harmless low-DC power, mobility and new materials with new aesthetics are key characteristics of photovoltaic technologies. Together with new scientific tropes that are emerging in this highly vibrant multidisciplinary field, they have attracted a first generation of “early adapters” in the arts.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2008
Author: Bart Vandeput (Bartaku)
Attachment: PHOEF – The Undisclosed Poesis of the Photovoltaic Effect

Cursory Speculations on HPI

With the understanding that we are a part of an interconnected and interdependent planetary eco-system, contemporary human culture moves slowly from a culture of consumption and segregation to a culture of participation, integration and generation.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2008
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic
Attachment: Cursory Speculations on HPI

Structured Growth and Grown Structures

Anything living or growing – from spore, to fruit, to soil, to compost – experiences constant pressure to transform. Similarly, the will to improve our living conditions, extend our lives, or even create a piece of music, involves coercing certain changes in the environment. Technology currently meets this pressure through a pattern of obsolescence and incremental upgrades, guided by a logic of novelty and reinvention. In contrast to living systems, our technological growth rarely involves cyclical processes; new technologies don’t often feed on the detritus of the obsolete.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2006
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic
Attachment: Structured Growth and Grown Structures
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2004
Author: Maja Kuzmanovic
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2002
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic