More than Human Centred Design

Performance and Design Exhibition

A Cloud, A Gathering, An Echo—Performing With Network Technology

Cally Gatehouse, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Paper available at the ACM digital library

This work consists of three wifi networks, each embedded in a different object. Each network, interface and object come together to ask us to perform with them a different type of physical and digital interaction. These interactions bring together familiar aspects of network cultures in unfamiliar ways and ask us to consider how network technologies shape our everyday social, emotional, physical and political performativities. This exhibition offers an opportunity to reflect on and diffract through networked performativities to explore how they might be enacted differently.