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Symbiots: Conceptual interventions into energy systems
Forms of Sustainability.
RISE, Swedish ICT, Interactive Institute. Design Research Unit.
Forms of Sustainability.
Forms of Sustainability.
Number of Authors: 4
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of NORDES, 2009, 10, , 10 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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2009, 10. , 10 p.
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-23541OAI: diva2:1042617
Nordic Design Research Conference
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