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

LIGHT, A., WEAVER, L., SIMPSON, G. and HEALEY, P. G. T. (2009). Geezers, turbines, fantasy personas: making the everyday into the future. In: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, CA, 27-30 October 2009.

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This paper describes how a project to challenge digital exclusion resulted in Geezer Power: 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)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 16:40
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 00:45

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