Internet of Things 3.0: Medea och Mobile Heights får Vinnovastöd

VINNOVA har beviljat 750 000 kronor till projektet Internet of Things 3.0, för idéutveckling och konstellationsbyggande, med möjlighet till utökat stöd 2012. Projektet är ett samarbete mellan parterna i forskningscentret NMSA inom Mobile Heights, som Medea på Malmö högskola har värdskapet för.

Kontaktperson: Karin Johansson-Mex, Medea.

The Right to Your Voice: New Musical Instruments, Environments and Creativity

NEW MUSICAL ENVIRONMENTS, INSTRUMENTS AND PEDAGOGIC MODELS FOR MUSIC CREATION

This pilot project, a sub-project within Rösträtt, explores new interactive instruments and environments and pedagogical models for singing and creating music in pre-schools. Field studies and three workshops will be carried out during the fall of 2011 with the aim of identifying and trying out design possibilities that can be worked on in a longer project.

Contact: Erling Björgvinsson, MEDEA

Keywords: democracy, mobile technology, musical instruments

Open Arena 5

[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] Open Arena 5 is a project run by five universities of southern Sweden within the Innovation Office South (IKS), with a financial support from the European Regional Development Fund. Through user-driven, open and interdisciplinary cooperation, the project will give rise to new tools, methods and approaches in order to bridge the existing gap between research results, university competence and business and societal needs. By focusing on the development of new, open innovation processes, Open Arena 5 aims to improve the conditions which will allow the increased utilization of university knowledge in strengthening the Skåne and Blekinge regions’ innovation capacity.

Journal of X and Z

RE-DESIGNING SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC PUBLISHING

The objective of this project is to investigate how the processes and practices of scholarly communication and academic publishing can be re-designed to be more transparent, more participatory and more experimental, this without getting rid of established quality mechanisms. The objective is also to construct a framework and a design process for how to develop an “alternative” academic journal.

Contact: Richard Topgaard, MEDEA

Keywords: open-access publishing, quality assurance mechanisms, media structure transformations, scholarly communication, academic publishing,

Update: this project has been postponed due to insufficient funding.

Mediated Body

DESIGNING SOCIAL AND PLAYFUL EMBODIED INTERACTION

Mediated Body is a physical suit that facilitates social play between a performer and a participant. When they touch each other’s bare skin, they both hear a complex sound pattern. This project is one of Mads Høbye’s PhD experiments.

Contact: Mads Høbye, PhD Student, MEDEA

Keywords: embodied interaction, interaction design.

Alone or Not

KINAESTHETIC SOCIAL NETWORKING – TWEETING THE BODY

Kinaesthetic Tweeting puts the body into social networking, making it an improvisational forum. Alone or Not is the next phase of the IntuiTweet project. It creates a choreographic frame for creating and exchanging bodily experiences. Participants send short SMS messages or tweets about their movement, actions and perceptions to each other. Together they create a social network of bodily movement that becomes a shared choreography. Alone or not is produced by and for Zodiak Centre for New Dance, Helsinki, Finland. The project has been funded by the Arts Council of Finland (Dance) and the Arts Council of the Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland

Contact: Susan Kozel, MEDEA

Keywords: social media, mobile technology, twitter, social choreographies

Social Choreographies

ENHANCING THE EMBODIED QUALITY OF OUR MOBILE LIVES

Social Choreographies is a research initiative but is also a way of looking at the urban world: seeing how we already ‘dance’ with our technologies and how, if we feel like it, can enhance the embodied quality of our mobile lives. This project refigures existing social media (like twitter and facebook) and combines these with more customised applications in order to emphasise dance, intuition and corporeal expression in daily life and to produce participatory performances and installations.

Contact: Susan Kozel, MEDEA

Keywords: social media, mobile technology, twitter, social choreographies

Beyond the Book

LITERATURE IN THE NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE

The aim of this project is to explore how book publishers in general, but with a focus on small and medium sized book publishers, can publish and market literature in the new media landscape. The aim is also to explore new narrative forms such as interactive mobile serial novels, location based narratives and mixed media storytelling.

Contact: Erling Björgvinsson, MEDEA

Keywords: design practices, participatory innovation, new media politics, new forms of expression, place and media, media structure transformations, mediated creative collaboration

Cross-media music service

EVENT-SPECIFIC PERSONALIZED CONCERT MEDIA

As concerts today have become increasingly important as a source of income for artists and labels and concert organizers, this project explores new forms of media production, services, and products in relation to live events. We work with local record companies and concert organizers, Malmö concert venues as well as various local bands and concert visitors.

Contact: Erling Björgvinsson, MEDEA

Keywords: music publishing, participatory innovation, new media politics, new forms of expression, place and media, media structure transformations, mediated creative collaboration

Book on Collaborative Media – to be published 2013

[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] The academic field of interaction design is only recently starting to address the fact that digital products these days are more media than tools. Similarly, the academic field of media studies is only recently starting to explore new positions where researchers may design rather than only observe, analyze and criticize.