Geezers, turbines, fantasy personas: making the everyday into the future

Light, Ann, Simpson, Gini, Weaver, Lois and Healey, Patrick (2009) Geezers, turbines, fantasy personas: making the everyday into the future. In: C&C '09: Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 27-30 October 2009, Berkeley, CA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1640233.1640243

Abstract

This paper describes how a project to challenge digital exclusion resulted in GeezerPower: an artwork that is both a statement about reusable technologies and about older people's continuing interest in the world of the future. We use the story of its production to illustrate and reflect on new methods for engaging people in decisions about the design of technology. And we explore how creative practice informed the design of an intervention workshop inspired by performance art and an exhibition of artists collaborating with older people. We conclude with some comments on marginalization, engagement and envisioning futures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Bryan-Kinns, N. (ed) (2009) Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition [C&C '09: Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, CA. 27-30 October 2009]. ACM: New York, pp. 39-48. ISBN 978-1-60558-865-0
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 15:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12121

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