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 ==== Data Ecologies 14 - various notes ==== ==== Data Ecologies 14 - various notes ====
-notes from the 2014 edition of [[:data_ecologies]] (as extrapotaed during http://timesup.org/DE14 and http://timesup.org/DE14-booksprint)  
  
 +[[:/Lecture notes]] from the 2014 edition of [[:data_ecologies]] (as extrapolated during http://timesup.org/DE14 and http://timesup.org/DE14-booksprint) 
  
-=== Time's Up === 
  
-2003 - 5-6 data ecologies so far+Audio recordings of the talks can be found at -> http://physicalnarration.org/DE14_AUDIO 
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 +further details and edits from the dilgent TU note takers -> http://wiki.physicalnarration.org/wiki/index.php/DE14 
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 +==== Time's Up ==== 
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 +(see also http://wiki.physicalnarration.org/wiki/index.php/DE14TU ) 
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 +  * 2003 - 5-6 data ecologies so far
   * originally computational systems and ecology   * originally computational systems and ecology
   * now: primarily about abstraction & concretisation   * now: primarily about abstraction & concretisation
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 +{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14256979612/in/set-72157644825294854}} \\
  
   * misusing and misinterpret terms and phrases   * misusing and misinterpret terms and phrases
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   * lots of everyday materials (razors, love letters, radio station, boxing match in the 30s…)   * lots of everyday materials (razors, love letters, radio station, boxing match in the 30s…)
   * future fabulators: future scenarios and bringing them into everyday life, freedom of exploration   * future fabulators: future scenarios and bringing them into everyday life, freedom of exploration
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-=== Scott Smith ===+==== Scott Smith ===
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 +{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14236007196}} \\ 
   * Unshocking the future   * Unshocking the future
   * pragmatic perspective: having to solve problems in a concrete way   * pragmatic perspective: having to solve problems in a concrete way
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     * calibrate uncanniness     * calibrate uncanniness
     * guide the audience toward a future     * guide the audience toward a future
-  * "if it is too weird, it will be dismissed as art, and if too normal, it will be effortlessly assimilated"Dinne & Raby+  * "if it is too weird, it will be dismissed as art, and if too normal, it will be effortlessly assimilated"Dunne & Raby
   * getting people to talk to us about how they explored different pieces (both unknowingly and knowingly)   * getting people to talk to us about how they explored different pieces (both unknowingly and knowingly)
   * different people reacted differently to it   * different people reacted differently to it
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   * we need a vocabulary to have a better conversation   * we need a vocabulary to have a better conversation
  
-=== Peter von Stackelberg ===+ 
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 +==== Peter von Stackelberg ===
   * using transmedia storyworlds to shape the future   * using transmedia storyworlds to shape the future
   * we have to communicate better - we must tell stories about the future to shape the future   * we have to communicate better - we must tell stories about the future to shape the future
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-=== Eva Lenz === +==== Eva Lenz ====  
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 +{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14072623867/}} \\ 
   * http://hassenzahl.wordpress.com   * http://hassenzahl.wordpress.com
   * Designing the intangible side of things - experience design approach to industrial design   * Designing the intangible side of things - experience design approach to industrial design
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   * need to make a shift from having technology as a starting point to needs and experiences as the beginning   * need to make a shift from having technology as a starting point to needs and experiences as the beginning
  
-=== MIT-I ===+==== MITI ====
  
-Transmedia storytelling (to type up from notebook)!+{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14255891411/}} \\
  
-=== FoAM ===+Transmedia storytelling (to type up from notebook...) and http://wiki.physicalnarration.org/wiki/index.php/DE14MaraDionisioJulianHanna 
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 +==== FoAM ===
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 +{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14259096175/}} \\
  
   * written notes on [[FoAM at Data Ecologies 2014]]    * written notes on [[FoAM at Data Ecologies 2014]] 
  
-=== Trevor Haldenby ===+==== Trevor Haldenby ===
   * Mission Business: interdisciplinary: theatre, games, futurist, play theorist. now moving to become experiential futures consultancy - not so much for mass audiences   * Mission Business: interdisciplinary: theatre, games, futurist, play theorist. now moving to become experiential futures consultancy - not so much for mass audiences
  
   * design experiences to bring futures to life for audiences who want to explore, interact…   * design experiences to bring futures to life for audiences who want to explore, interact…
   * digital / transmedia storytelling & strategic foresight   * digital / transmedia storytelling & strategic foresight
-  * strategic foresight at OCAD - embedded in the oldest of arts and design institutions in Canada+  * strategic foresight at OCADU - embedded in the oldest of arts and design institutions in Canada
   * i hear and i forget (written scenarios), i see and i remember, i do and i understand - confucius   * i hear and i forget (written scenarios), i see and i remember, i do and i understand - confucius
   * Rafael Popper - how are foresight methods selected (2008)   * Rafael Popper - how are foresight methods selected (2008)
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   * didn’t manage to do a large scale ethnographic research about how people experienced the project - maxed out schedules    * didn’t manage to do a large scale ethnographic research about how people experienced the project - maxed out schedules 
   * big nut to crack: how to integrate ethnographic engagement with the audience - in the narrative and metanarrative level - harvesting information about the process   * big nut to crack: how to integrate ethnographic engagement with the audience - in the narrative and metanarrative level - harvesting information about the process
-  * ZED.TO ByoLOGic, Visitations, Shadowfall - ARGs, interactive theatre, pervasive event for a corporate client +  * ZED.TO ByoLogyc, Visitations, Shadowfall - ARGs, interactive theatre, pervasive event for a corporate client 
  
-ZET.TO ByoLogic +ZED.TO: ByoLogyc 
-  * simulation of the end of the world, lifestyle biotech, what would a ByoLogic company might feel like to interact with ("personal enhancement solutions")+  * simulation of the end of the world, lifestyle biotech, what would a ByoLogyc company feel like to interact with ("personal lifestyle enhancement solutions")
   * futures driven by people involved   * futures driven by people involved
-  * involving actors from improv (comedy) and military drills +  * involving actors from improv (comedy) and military simulations 
-  * synthetic pandemic immune deficiency disaster+  * synthetic pandemicimmune deficiency disaster
   * 4 major live interactive performances - 4 archetypal futures   * 4 major live interactive performances - 4 archetypal futures
   * 4 tracks / paths through the story - adventure (evacuee), power (paramilitary), action (resistance), priviledge (board member)    * 4 tracks / paths through the story - adventure (evacuee), power (paramilitary), action (resistance), priviledge (board member) 
-  * online narrative - versatile intern program for sharing their medical history +  * online narrative - Versatile Intern Program for sharing their medical history 
-  * graphic novel in e-ink (backstory +  * graphic novel in e-ink (backstory) 
-  * videos vimeo.com/byologica +  * videosvimeo.com/byologyc 
-  * byologic.com+  * byologyc.com
   * apps for facebook and twitter - simulate spread of disease through social networks   * apps for facebook and twitter - simulate spread of disease through social networks
   * funded through indiegogo, awards…   * funded through indiegogo, awards…
   * becomes interesting when it began involving the movers and shakers in the synthetic biology world (e.g. pink army cooperative)   * becomes interesting when it began involving the movers and shakers in the synthetic biology world (e.g. pink army cooperative)
-  * most interesting collab. with Synbiota - open source synthetic biology+  * most interesting resulting collab. with Synbiota - open source synthetic biology storytelling + strategy
   * bringing the future to life: http://goog.gl/ChRDZU   * bringing the future to life: http://goog.gl/ChRDZU
  
-Autodesk Shadowfall +Autodesk ByoLogyc Shadowfall 
-  * continuation of the story for nasa, tech pioneers and venture capitals+  * extension of the storyworld for nasa, tech pioneers and venture capitalists
   * www.byologyc.com/shadowfall   * www.byologyc.com/shadowfall
-  * how a company might oversimplify decisions with biotech+  * how a company might oversimplify decisions with biotech, strong AI, asteroid mining, exobiology
   * is there a benefit to keeping forecasting as boring as possible - corporate clients don’t want to make artefacts and results publicly available - worrysome related to ethics and agency   * is there a benefit to keeping forecasting as boring as possible - corporate clients don’t want to make artefacts and results publicly available - worrysome related to ethics and agency
-  * interesting to create a shared storyworld made up of all the stories in a database - corporate clients don’t want this to happen+  * interesting to create a shared storyworld made up of all the stories in a database - corporate clients don’t necessarily want this to happen
  
  
-=== Julian Bleecker ===+==== Julian Bleecker ===
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 +{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14259106555/in/photostream/}} \\
  
 Video of the current works at the Near Futures lab: "A Catalog Of An Extraordinary Future When It Becomes An Ordinary Today" Video of the current works at the Near Futures lab: "A Catalog Of An Extraordinary Future When It Becomes An Ordinary Today"
 +  * "Normal Everyday Futures"
   * Opening your eyes to the world around you - everything becomes an opportunity to interrogated   * Opening your eyes to the world around you - everything becomes an opportunity to interrogated
   * http://nearfuturelaboratory.com/   * http://nearfuturelaboratory.com/
  
 +(NOTE by the note taker: i expected to insert a link to the video that was played, as Julian couldn't make it, but it seems the link is private... I'm afraid I didn't //take any notes while the video was playing...)//
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 +==== Justin Pickard ====
  
-=== Justin Pickard ===+{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14279282873/in/photostream/}}
  
-  * in sync, work in progress +  * "in sync?", work in progress 
  
   * futures field - pretence of objectivity, expertise, de-politicised…   * futures field - pretence of objectivity, expertise, de-politicised…
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   * 'futurist as a label' - how do you orient yourself in the futures space   * 'futurist as a label' - how do you orient yourself in the futures space
   * problematic - neutrality, view from nowhere, or view from above   * problematic - neutrality, view from nowhere, or view from above
-  * "gods eye view, the arc" to gods eyes views - meddling helenic gods - rationality + playful/chaotic side of things+  * "gods eye view, the arc" to gods eyes views - meddling helenic gods - rationality + playful/chaotic side of things (NOTE, could also be seen as related to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lila_%28Hinduism%29|Lila]] in Hinduism?
   * google maps - no fixed borders - it depends where you’re looking from    * google maps - no fixed borders - it depends where you’re looking from 
   * donna haraway - "situated knowledge"   * donna haraway - "situated knowledge"
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   * "professionalisation is killing art"   * "professionalisation is killing art"
   * specialists or generalists? tradeoffs - generalists need to work with people who complement your knowledge; specialists - injokes, inbreeding, no bridging points   * specialists or generalists? tradeoffs - generalists need to work with people who complement your knowledge; specialists - injokes, inbreeding, no bridging points
-  * you have to become like a pufferfish - weird and spiky… - bruce sterling+  * you have to become like a pufferfish - weird and spiky… - bruce sterling((https://w2.eff.org/Misc/Publications/Bruce_Sterling/comp_game_designers.article))
  
   * social, communal deal with uncertain futures    * social, communal deal with uncertain futures 
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   * performativity & performance (Judith Butler - gender studies) - utterances, actions have effects that you might not have expected   * performativity & performance (Judith Butler - gender studies) - utterances, actions have effects that you might not have expected
   * wizzard of Oz   * wizzard of Oz
-  * legibility (James Scott: Seeing like the state)+  * legibility (James Scott: "Seeing like a State")
   * Danah Boyd "Social Stenography: learning to hide in plain sight (2010) - who are the audiences, who gets the meanings?   * Danah Boyd "Social Stenography: learning to hide in plain sight (2010) - who are the audiences, who gets the meanings?
   * strategy and tactics of revealing (game of Go - trying to surround the opponent) - foresight used to be about strategy, now how can it work as tactics   * strategy and tactics of revealing (game of Go - trying to surround the opponent) - foresight used to be about strategy, now how can it work as tactics
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   * socialisation of uncertainty - our decisions make the world more uncertain for others   * socialisation of uncertainty - our decisions make the world more uncertain for others
  
-  * hydra: what becomes stronger through attach - what is anti-fragile? you don’t want to be a hercules, you want to be a monster+  * hydra: what becomes stronger through attack - what is anti-fragile? you don’t want to be a hercules, you want to be a monster
    * creativity in crisis? networks with a lot of redundancy    * creativity in crisis? networks with a lot of redundancy
   * superstruct, justing game master for the 'outlaw planet'     * superstruct, justing game master for the 'outlaw planet'  
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   * if you give players the freedom and surrender control, you get interesting emergent characteristic   * if you give players the freedom and surrender control, you get interesting emergent characteristic
   * jessica @jessginger - delphi party - getting everyone’s friends and family to get consensus   * jessica @jessginger - delphi party - getting everyone’s friends and family to get consensus
-  * iceland 1/2 % of icelands’ population in one room - figuring out what it means to be icelandic? attempt to crowdsource the constitution - spiked… opening up the space for dialogue, changed the narrative…+  * iceland 0.5% of icelands’ population in one room - figuring out what it means to be icelandic? attempt to crowdsource the constitution - spiked… opening up the space for dialogue, changed the narrative…
   * urban acupuncture - architecture should do small strategic interventions in public space, making energy flow better   * urban acupuncture - architecture should do small strategic interventions in public space, making energy flow better
   * zine culture    * zine culture 
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   * gonzo journalism    * gonzo journalism 
   * disruption of conversations and narratives going in a particular direction   * disruption of conversations and narratives going in a particular direction
-  * anarchist calystenic - getting uses to breaking laws - begin with jay-walking, reclaiming agency, getting comfortable lying to bots…+  * James Scott "the law of anarchist calisthenics" - getting used to breaking laws - begin with jay-walking, reclaiming agency, getting comfortable lying to bots…
   * be the change you want to see in the world - occupy, the way you live reflects the kind of future you want to live in the world - bootstrapping infrastructure - how do 'occupy' disaster recovery - tactical not strategic   * be the change you want to see in the world - occupy, the way you live reflects the kind of future you want to live in the world - bootstrapping infrastructure - how do 'occupy' disaster recovery - tactical not strategic
   * amplified teams - pooling energies and cooperating using software   * amplified teams - pooling energies and cooperating using software
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   * disasters can open up weird little autonomous spaces, solidarity, shared adversity - a platform on which we start building stuff   * disasters can open up weird little autonomous spaces, solidarity, shared adversity - a platform on which we start building stuff
  
-===summaries, conclusions, digressions...=== +====summaries, conclusions, digressions...===
-  * towards electroltye supliments for the booksprint+ 
 +{{>http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/14259222125/}} 
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 +  * towards electrolyte supplements for the booksprint
   * entry points/rabbitholes and the ethics around disclosure and consent. advocate for compassionate methods   * entry points/rabbitholes and the ethics around disclosure and consent. advocate for compassionate methods
   * from the 'suspension of disbelief' toward the 'active engagement of belief'   * from the 'suspension of disbelief' toward the 'active engagement of belief'
-  * expand on various methods to distil and surface discusions -> harvesting (methophor -> as 'least unpleasant' or 'part of a cycle')+  * expand on various methods to distil and surface discussions -> harvesting (metaphor -> as 'least unpleasant' or 'part of a cycle')
   * weirdness and confusion (intermittent recurring themes)   * weirdness and confusion (intermittent recurring themes)
-  * strucutre <-> vagueness+  * structure <-> vagueness
   * agile methods as potential   * agile methods as potential
   * x.ref 'exploratory forecast'   * x.ref 'exploratory forecast'
-  * ways of addressing processes at various scales. permiculture principles -> multiplicity of techniques. fractal selfsimilarity or storyworlds +  * ways of addressing processes at various scales. permaculture principles -> multiplicity of techniques. fractal selfsimilarity or storyworlds 
-  * references for writing on critical futures (cf. critical theory, richard slaughter, [[integral futures]]) further references to relationship with futures and power +  * references for writing on critical futures (cf. critical theory, richard slaughter and critical futures, [[integral futures]]) further references to relationship with futures and power 
-  * constraints on practice (varieties of domanin specificity)+  * constraints on practice (varieties of domain specificity)
   * escaping the filter bubble -> afrofutures, gulf futures, ASIS futures, etc+   * escaping the filter bubble -> afrofutures, gulf futures, ASIS futures, etc+
-  * "futures and foresight is disolving" time for sharpening tools may be over, seep into other relevant domains+  * "futures and foresight is dissolving" time for sharpening tools may be over, seep into other relevant domains
   * comparative value in refining methods or connecting to other domains?   * comparative value in refining methods or connecting to other domains?
   * "socialisation of awareness"   * "socialisation of awareness"
-  * "walking backwards into the future" (c.f. promethian view epimethian+  * "walking backwards into the future" (c.f. Dougald Hine Promethean Epimethean view 
-  * explore intrinstirc sources of motivation rather than relying on extrinsic sources+  * explore intrinsic sources of motivation rather than relying on extrinsic sources
   * "old elements finding new homes"   * "old elements finding new homes"
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 +Booksprint: summary of the seminar, extending discussions, distilling issues
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 +Possible topics to expand in the booksprint: reaching out, the ethics of on-ramps, how to integrate people compassionately, ethnography of experiential futures, actively investing belief in an experience, surfacing stories that live in communities, lead ins and lead outs from a futures experience, weirdness, confusions, structure-vs-antistructure, preciseness vs vagueness, politicisation, literacy, education, impact on people in the long term, harvesting information as a part of a whole lifecycle of people’s engagement in futures, playfulness, enabling situations, call creating, disappointments when a future doesn’t happen, what happens as hope disappears, agility, future as a dynamic complex system rather than a point in time, iteration and adaptation, anti-fragility, exploratory forecasts, a wide range of futures to move away from dystopia, how to teach the processes and methods of futures thinking, issues of scale (permaculture principles, fractals, acupuncture, NNNI), ethics, critical theory of futures, consider positions of priviledge, dissolution and re-absorption of foresight, future of futures, socialisation of futures (of observation, awareness, filtering, synthesizing, storytelling and communication), how can we stitch together foresight and other practices, where you experiment the lab is, what is the motivation, historical perspective (walking backwards into the future), humour, different perspectives and modalities (and everything above) 
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