DIS 2012 Slow Technology Workshop | June 12 2012
Held in Merz Court Building on Newcastle University Campus
Please see the DIS2012 page on attending the conference for more information: http://dis2012.org/attending.php
8-9 | Please first report to the Herschel building to register
- Here you will receive detailed instructions on how to find the Merz Court building in which the Slow Technology workshop is being held.
- After registering, please walk over to the Merz Court building
- For instructions on finding the Herschel building for registration, please see the DIS 2012 ‘attending‘ page
9-9:30 | Introduction to the workshop
- motivation for organizing workshop
- general overview of the day
- description of schedule (i.e. what we’re going to do)
- brief introductions for workshop organizers
9:30-10:30 | Presentation of Positions on ‘Slow technology is…’
- workshop participants 5 minute presentations on ‘what slow technology is’
- presentation content can include: work documented in position papers, personal artifact, or a combination of both
- please consider limiting your presentation to no more than 5 slides in the service of moving through the presentations relatively quickly
10:30-11 | Coffee Break
11-12:30 | Continue Presentations of Positions on ‘Slow Technology is…’ + conclude with group discussion
- we will continue short presentations of participants’ positions on ‘Slow Technology is…’
- workshop organizers will also present their own positions
- this session will conclude with a group discussion of overarching themes of slow technology design space coming out from the presentations
- we will aim to explore the underlying values of ‘slowness’ in technology, which will be used in the afternoon session
12:30-14:00 | Lunch
- Lunch will tentatively be served in the Great North Museum (this could be subject to change)
14:00-15:30 | (Re)design exercises
- breakout into different groups to re-design existing ‘fast’ technologies to reflect values of slowness
- underlying questions to be explored:
- what might be lost when moving to ‘fast’ technologies’?
- what are core values associated with slow technologies?
- what does it mean to conceptualize slowness when it comes to technologies?
- what values are lost?
15:30-16:00 | Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 | Presentations of the redesigns
- discussion of redesigns and values (and value tensions) implicated in designing slow technologies
- concluding discussion on future directions