11 June 2009

“Singing the body electric” by Fabio Sergio and other talks at Frontiers of Interaction

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Frontiers of Interaction
Fabio Sergio, a design and user experience strategist, creative director at frog design, and former associate professor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, was one of the speakers at the Frontiers of Interaction conference that took place on Tuesday in Rome, Italy.

“Given the themes of the conference and who else was speaking I decided to steer clear of potential irrelevance, and had fun superficially exploring an area actually at the frontier of the day’s very themes.
When the smart city will come to be – if it has not already – what will it mean for its human inhabitants?
Even more vertically: what will living in such a techno-cultural milieu do to people’s first-life avatar – to their body – and to their very perception of it?
I briefly touched upon “the body as a terminal” and “the body as a node”, and left “the body as a conduit” for a longer timeframe.”

View presentation notes and slides (alternate link)
View presentation video (24:59)

You can also watch other Frontiers of Interaction resentations in English (skip the Italian introduction):

See also my earlier post on Matt Jones’ talk at the same conference.

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