Inhabiting and Interfacing the Cloud(s) is to offer an alternative point of view, a critical appraisal as well as an “access to tools” about this iconic infrastructure of our modernity and its user interfaces, because to date their implementation has followed a logic chiefly of technical development, mainly governed by corporate interests, and continues therefore to be paradoxically envisioned as a purely functional, centralized setup.
However, the Personal Cloud holds a potential that is largely untapped in terms of design, novel uses and territorial strategies. Through its cross-disciplinary approach that links interaction design, the architectural and territorial dimensions as well as ethnographic studies, our project aims at producing alternative models resulting from a more contemporary approach, notably factoring in the idea of creolization (theorized by E. Glissant).
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design - Genève (HEAD-GE)
Patrick Keller (project leader)
James Auger (Auger – Loizeau)
Dr. Christian Babski (fabric | ch)
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez (#algopop)
september 2014 – july 2017
Strategic fund of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO RCDAV)