The Re-Mobiling project aims to investigate what happens to the form (design gestalt) when allowing discourses of temporality, body and technology to take part in the design process.
Currently mobile phones are monolithic devices where all functions are stuffed into a single package. Furthermore, they have become a centralized and persistent log of certain aspects of users' lives, through e.g. call and sms logs. The re-mobiling project aims to challenge the design of such core features, but also mobile phones themselves, based on findings from a study performed in Vanuatu, an island culture where mobile technology was recently introduced, as well as design explorations, workshops and laborations performed within the Centre.
Current activities includes "Rhythm Poetry" application "Rhythm prose", Haptic explorations of time in "Touching Time", Aesthetic Laborations ,workshops and articulations on time, body and technology, Delete by Haiku and explorations of The Charging Landscape.
During spring 2015 Rhythm Poetry will be exhibited at DAC, Kista Stockholm. Opening 5th of March 2015, http://make.digitalartcenter.se, Pedro Ferreira will defend his Phd projectthe 11th of June (his birthday!!) and Elsa will present her Phd studies at the Design research school, Internat 35 in Eskilstuna.
Elsa Kosmack Vaara