Shenango Channel

Shenango Channel is no doubt a great example of citizen science at work. It captures a huge amount of data and makes what was previously invisible to many extremely visible, but I do have some questions regarding it’s efficacy in empowering people. There’s quite a bit of complexity when trying to understand air pollution. A … Continue reading Shenango Channel

Energy and Co-Designing Communities (ECDC) and the Energy Babble

A Review Linna Griffin The Energy and Co-Designing Communities (ECDC) project is a program aimed at educating the public about energy consumption and waste and create a national dialogue about the subject. In this way, the ECDC is an exploration into how the UK can reduce their energy consumption by 80%. To accomplish this, Goldsmiths … Continue reading Energy and Co-Designing Communities (ECDC) and the Energy Babble

Tonkenwise & Malpass – Defining SCD

In this week's reading, we were provided two viewpoints to examine critique of speculative and critical design, both of which clearly see value in the practice, but have reservations about how the discipline is practiced, communicated to the public, and semantically categorized. Cameron Tonkenwise, in his piece Just Design: Being Dogmatic about Defining Speculative Critical Design Future Fiction, offers … Continue reading Tonkenwise & Malpass – Defining SCD