1. Stuart Candy and Kelly Karnet, “An Introduction to Ethnographic Experiential Futures” in Design and Futures, (Taipei: Tamkang U Press, 2019).In addition to reading Stuart Candy and Kelly Karnet’s article, I listened to a podcast episode on speculative […]
This is not “the new cat.” This is something that is and will be programmed by private companies. If it’s the new cat, it’s a cat with Henry Ford’s ideology who is sending an interior map of your home to Jeffrey Bezos.
And I know that the client will never really notice this — they won’t notice the anticipation and subtleties of movement. But hopefully they’ll feel it, they’ll understand on some level that the transitions are graceful.
“Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction” – Pablo Picasso
I’m thinking about why I’m in grad school
There is a desire to believe that this non-human person in our homes is really a kind of person, and is one who wouldn’t sit by and let bad things happen to us.
This past Friday, Paul Pangaro, professor from Carnegie Mellon University, came to speak to our class about how artificial intelligence and the power of conversation can go together, and also redefine what conversation actually means. […]
I am reflecting on last Friday (02/04). We had a guest lecturer, Paul Pangaro, come and talk to us about conversation and conversational bots (i.e. Alexa). Before going into this, I didn’t realize how much […]
I’ve been thinking about the art of conversation and staying sane.
We’re learning how to listen.
I am thinking about coffee.There are a few different coffee personas: those who take it black and genuinely need the caffeine to do anything, those who don’t really like it unless it is a Dunkin […]
I’m thinking about how I operate, and honestly I probably wouldn’t ask myself for advice. There are a lot of things that I’m not really certain or consistent about. I wait until the last minute […]
I’m thinking about all the tools I use to stop and start my day, and how they’re all super annoying. Probably on purpose.
The COVID-19 Pandemic sucks, and it’s ok to feel that way.
(even if they don’t know it yet)
If you went to a concert, Taylor Swift has photos of you.
Sometimes the things we ask of technology, we might ask of each other.
As we barrel our way towards a future of dependency, we should start asking ourselves to what end.
“Gartner Research predicts that 50% of businesses will spend more on conversational applications than mobile apps by 2021.”Let’s try to break down why is there such a big rush after conversational interfaces? Better than humans– […]
Rearrangement of data in a different way for the future. MGD students meet with Caroline Sanders for Feminist Data Set Workshop.