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Symbiots: Conceptual interventions into energy systems

Bergström, J. and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna (2009) Symbiots: Conceptual interventions into energy systems. In: Nordic Design Research Conference, 30 Aug -1 Sept 2009, Oslo, Norway.

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Abstract

Symbiots set out to examine values such as ease-of-use, comfort, and rationality assumed within conventions of ‘good design’, in order to expose issues related to energy consumption and current human- (versus eco-) centered design paradigms. Exploring re-interpretations of graphical patterns, architectural configurations and electrical infrastructure typical in Swedish cities, Symbiots takes the form of a photo series in the genre of contemporary hyper-real art photography. Painting a vivid picture of alternatives to current local priorities around energy consumption, the three design concepts depicted are strangely familiar, alternatively humorous and sinister.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:3645
Deposited By:Ramia Maze
Deposited On:26 Aug 2009
Last Modified:14 Nov 2013 14:37

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