From Solid to Liquidto Air: CyborgAnthropology andCyborgCamp YVRMay 11, 2013Amber Case, @caseorganiccaseorganic@gmail.com
We areallcyborgs
an organism “to whichexogenous componentshave been added for thepurpose of adapting tonew ambient spaces”Cyborg:
Flickr: cybertoad
h"p://farm1.sta.c.flickr.com/119/293670483_cbce23bdde_b.jpgFlickr:soylentgreen23
Flickr: cybertoad
Univac 1 ~1950’siPhone ~2000’s
Traditional
CyborgFlickr:futurestreet
macy meetings - anthropologistsand scientists discussing humansand technology in 1941.
I. PROBLEMS
theautomaticproduction ofspace
DigitalDark Age?
Prostheticsand theirdiscontents
Prostheticsand theirdiscontents
HyperlinkedMemories
simultaneous time
PersistentPaleontology
Panicarchitecture
Emailapnea
Flickr: GenoDMTemporarily Negotiated Private Space
ambientintimacy Leisa Reichelt
Flickr:	  piet_musterd
this isyoursecondself
Interfacefor socialgrooming
presentationof self indigital life
II. INFORMATIONADDICTION
Information JunkFood
Junk Sleep
Digital Hygiene
InformationHoarding
Intermittent reinforcement
technosocialtrainingwheels
Flickr:piet_musterd
Many of us have becomeSkinnerian Rats
psychologicaleffects+1
DatabaseGames
a conference on technology andsocietyNYC, Nov. 12-14 2009
MentalMemory compression and
Self
Tech fills every momentLoss of the time tomentally defragment
III. Quantified Self
Of all of the newesttechnologies for findingfriends or dating:"I havemany friends, I have a wife"at the end of it all……the ...
Example: Lifehacking theSIMs
Making theInvisible Visible
Example: HarvardHappiness Project
Example:Aaron Parecki’sGPS Map of Portland
IV.HISTORY
Self-Portraitof Steve Mann withWearableComputingApparatus1981.
Diminished Reality vs.
Adblock: Image recognition, processing and replacement
Remember the MilkContextual Notification SystemsVirtual Post-It Notes with ImageProcessing1995
SouveillanceMaybeCam
Mann with modified MyVuGlasses
Evolution ofProsthesis
Present-DaySteveMann• Extremely lightweight equipment• Most people have this in their pocket
III. PERSISTENTARCHITECTURE
1963:Englebart’sMouse
Twiddler byHandyKeyCorporationOne-Handed KeyChording USBKeyboard
Inputs
Borg Group – MIT Media Lab
Sandy Pentland
ThadStarnerGeorgiaTech
GA Tech
Non-visualWearableTechnologies
HapticCompassBelt
V. Calm TechnologyFlickr: thriol
Calm technology• Actions as buttons• Invisible interfaces• Trigger-basedinteractions
AnInvisibleButton900m80m
Functional Location-BasedReminder Applications, 2006
@aaronpk’sHardware GPS Logger
@aaronpk’s First Smartphone
Data collected by@aaronpk over 4years2.5 million pointssince 2008
Geotriggers:ManyInvisibleButtons
your phone is aremote controlfor reality.
What couldyour appdo if itknewwhere itwas? 900m80m
Day in the Life
But…
BatteryDrain
Solving theseproblems opens upa new world ofopportunity
But…
Location-based ads!
So many morethings to dowith location!
HomeAutomatioWhen you enteryour house, thelights turn on!When you leave,
BringingWikipediato Life
Real-TimeHyperlocalWeather
Credit: Reid Beels
Real-time location-based gaming
mapattack.org
Friction disappearsData becomes relevantwhen filtered by location• Actions are Reduced• Queries are Eliminated
The best technologyis invisibleIt should get out of the wayand connect people.
No longerthis…
Thank you!Amber Case,Director, Esri R&DCenter Portlandacase@esri.comThis!
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”

169

Published on

“From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”

We are now entering into an era of liquid interfaces, where buttons can be downloaded at will, and software flies through the air. Phones have been untethered from their cords and are free to colonize our pockets. They cry, and we must pick them up. They get hungry, and we must plug them in. We increasingly live on interfaces, and it is their quality and design which increases our happiness and our frustration. We are tool using creatures. Prosthetics touch almost every part of our lives. Until recently, humans have used their hands and bodies to interface with objects. Early interfaces were solid and tactile. Now, the interface can be anywhere. The best interfaces compress the time and space it takes to absorb relevant information, and the worst cause us car accidents, lost revenue, and communication failures. This speech will discuss how the field of anthropology can be applied to interface design, and how future interfaces, such as the ones employed by augmented reality, will change the way we act, feel and communicate with one another.

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist, examining the way humans and technology interact and evolve together. Like all anthropologists, Case watches people, but her fieldwork involves observing how they participate in digital networks, analyzing the various ways we project our personalities, communicate, work, play, share ideas and even form values. Case founded Geoloqi.com, a private location-sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding.

“She’s a digital native. She’s from the future. She’s come back to help us figure out how to think.” – Kris Krug, in Fast Company

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
169
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Cyborg Camp YVR 2013: Amber Case: “From Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface”

  1. 1. From Solid to Liquidto Air: CyborgAnthropology andCyborgCamp YVRMay 11, 2013Amber Case, @caseorganiccaseorganic@gmail.com
  2. 2. We areallcyborgs
  3. 3. an organism “to whichexogenous componentshave been added for thepurpose of adapting tonew ambient spaces”Cyborg:
  4. 4. Flickr: cybertoad
  5. 5. h"p://farm1.sta.c.flickr.com/119/293670483_cbce23bdde_b.jpgFlickr:soylentgreen23
  6. 6. Flickr: cybertoad
  7. 7. Univac 1 ~1950’siPhone ~2000’s
  8. 8. Traditional
  9. 9. CyborgFlickr:futurestreet
  10. 10. macy meetings - anthropologistsand scientists discussing humansand technology in 1941.
  11. 11. I. PROBLEMS
  12. 12. theautomaticproduction ofspace
  13. 13. DigitalDark Age?
  14. 14. Prostheticsand theirdiscontents
  15. 15. Prostheticsand theirdiscontents
  16. 16. HyperlinkedMemories
  17. 17. simultaneous time
  18. 18. PersistentPaleontology
  19. 19. Panicarchitecture
  20. 20. Emailapnea
  21. 21. Flickr: GenoDMTemporarily Negotiated Private Space
  22. 22. ambientintimacy Leisa Reichelt
  23. 23. Flickr:  piet_musterd
  24. 24. this isyoursecondself
  25. 25. Interfacefor socialgrooming
  26. 26. presentationof self indigital life
  27. 27. II. INFORMATIONADDICTION
  28. 28. Information JunkFood
  29. 29. Junk Sleep
  30. 30. Digital Hygiene
  31. 31. InformationHoarding
  32. 32. Intermittent reinforcement
  33. 33. technosocialtrainingwheels
  34. 34. Flickr:piet_musterd
  35. 35. Many of us have becomeSkinnerian Rats
  36. 36. psychologicaleffects+1
  37. 37. DatabaseGames
  38. 38. a conference on technology andsocietyNYC, Nov. 12-14 2009
  39. 39. MentalMemory compression and
  40. 40. Self
  41. 41. Tech fills every momentLoss of the time tomentally defragment
  42. 42. III. Quantified Self
  43. 43. Of all of the newesttechnologies for findingfriends or dating:"I havemany friends, I have a wife"at the end of it all……the person I know leastabout is myself.” - JonLebkowsky
  44. 44. Example: Lifehacking theSIMs
  45. 45. Making theInvisible Visible
  46. 46. Example: HarvardHappiness Project
  47. 47. Example:Aaron Parecki’sGPS Map of Portland
  48. 48. IV.HISTORY
  49. 49. Self-Portraitof Steve Mann withWearableComputingApparatus1981.
  50. 50. Diminished Reality vs.
  51. 51. Adblock: Image recognition, processing and replacement
  52. 52. Remember the MilkContextual Notification SystemsVirtual Post-It Notes with ImageProcessing1995
  53. 53. SouveillanceMaybeCam
  54. 54. Mann with modified MyVuGlasses
  55. 55. Evolution ofProsthesis
  56. 56. Present-DaySteveMann• Extremely lightweight equipment• Most people have this in their pocket
  57. 57. III. PERSISTENTARCHITECTURE
  58. 58. 1963:Englebart’sMouse
  59. 59. Twiddler byHandyKeyCorporationOne-Handed KeyChording USBKeyboard
  60. 60. Inputs
  61. 61. Borg Group – MIT Media Lab
  62. 62. Sandy Pentland
  63. 63. ThadStarnerGeorgiaTech
  64. 64. GA Tech
  65. 65. Non-visualWearableTechnologies
  66. 66. HapticCompassBelt
  67. 67. V. Calm TechnologyFlickr: thriol
  68. 68. Calm technology• Actions as buttons• Invisible interfaces• Trigger-basedinteractions
  69. 69. AnInvisibleButton900m80m
  70. 70. Functional Location-BasedReminder Applications, 2006
  71. 71. @aaronpk’sHardware GPS Logger
  72. 72. @aaronpk’s First Smartphone
  73. 73. Data collected by@aaronpk over 4years2.5 million pointssince 2008
  74. 74. Geotriggers:ManyInvisibleButtons
  75. 75. your phone is aremote controlfor reality.
  76. 76. What couldyour appdo if itknewwhere itwas? 900m80m
  77. 77. Day in the Life
  78. 78. But…
  79. 79. BatteryDrain
  80. 80. Solving theseproblems opens upa new world ofopportunity
  81. 81. But…
  82. 82. Location-based ads!
  83. 83. So many morethings to dowith location!
  84. 84. HomeAutomatioWhen you enteryour house, thelights turn on!When you leave,
  85. 85. BringingWikipediato Life
  86. 86. Real-TimeHyperlocalWeather
  87. 87. Credit: Reid Beels
  88. 88. Real-time location-based gaming
  89. 89. mapattack.org
  90. 90. Friction disappearsData becomes relevantwhen filtered by location• Actions are Reduced• Queries are Eliminated
  91. 91. The best technologyis invisibleIt should get out of the wayand connect people.
  92. 92. No longerthis…
  93. 93. Thank you!Amber Case,Director, Esri R&DCenter Portlandacase@esri.comThis!

×