A publication exploring research themes and challenges
What research themes and challenges are we exploring right now at Medea? How can research and collaboration across borders contribute to societal change and more sustainable futures? In the publication Prototyping Futures, we summarize what is going on at Medea.
We have over a few weeks talked to people affiliated with Medea, asking them what gets them out of bed in the morning. We have assembled interviews, essays and photo collages into a fanzine-style magazine. Over the upcoming months, we will publish most of its contents on this website.
Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18117
Update Sep 3, 2013: Prototyping Futures has been nominated for the Swedish Publishing Prize in the category “infomagasin”, see full list of nominees.
This is a travel guide to the hearth and heart of the research centre Medea. We will take you on a journey across islands, continents and seas of research questions, experiments, tools and methods. We will guide you through an archipelago based on multidisciplinary research and co-production and put a spotlight on how research and collaboration beyond borders can contribute to societal change and more sustainable futures. We present our most poignant research themes and challenges, the questions that drive us forward and how we explore them. This travel guide builds on the contributions of many. We have also left some space for you. What are you exploring? What are your interests and driving forces? What do you want to change? No answers need to be given – in this publication, questions are more important than answers. We invite you to join us on this continuously on-going journey of knowledge building and prototyping of futures. Remember, the future is unwritten.
Table of Contents (selected) and links to HTML versions
- Map of Medea projects and co-partners
- The birth of a research centre called Medea
- The Medea studio – it was great, you should have been there!
- Medea as a platform for cross-fertilisation between sectors, disciplines and worlds
- Living Labs as enabling platforms for inclusion and serendipity
- From an anthropologist of techno-science’s point of view
- Design for sustainable development
- Engaging people in issues of sustainability in meaningful ways
- Prototyping fabriken and the future of production
- The Connectivity Lab – an arena for prototyping together
- Arduino FAQ and distribution by continent
- The internet of things – and people
- Building a house with Bobbie and David Cuartielles
- Security in digital ecosystems
- How intelligent do we want our things to be, and when?
- Mobile services for energy efficiency in existing buildings
- How to build a cluster
- Why work with technologies and dance?
- Collaborative media – production, consumption and design
- 48 hour Arabic Game Jam
- Innovating in devolutionary times
- A place-centric view on rehearsing future use of public spaces
- Using data games to understand the world through open data
- Granny’s Dancing on the Table
Publisher: Karin Johansson-Mex Medea, Malmö University. Editors and concept developers: Elisabet M. Nilsson & Richard Topgaard. Contributors: Medea and co-partners. Graphic design: Tomas Dettlaff & Julia Persson. English copy editing: Emma Holloway Attaway.
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