Lecture: Making Magic Machines or Practising at the Unknown

KRISTINA ANDERSEN is a researcher and storyteller based in Amsterdam. She is primarily concerned with how we can allow each other to practice at the future through the making of new exploratory objects and works with electronics and reclaimed materials to create unusual objects and workshop experiences.

Andersen holds a Cand. Arch. (wearable computers), a M.Sc (tangible objects in virtual spaces), and was a research fellow at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. Along with maintaining her own practice, she is a Founding Research Fellow of the Research Institute in the Converging Arts & Sciences at the University of Greenwich, mentor and senior researcher at the Patchingzone and teaches the combined MA between STEIM and Sonology in Den Haag, Netherlands.

The video lecture embedded below (or here on YouTube) was recorded at Connectivity Lab Live, an event celebrating the inauguration of Connectivity Lab, which is an experimental prototype arena where skills, technology and researchers meet with entrepreneurs and companies to help create new and better services, experiences and products in the field of digital media and connected devices.

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