• Stork interaction(s) for, ‘digitally sustainable societies’

Phillips, Robert ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0743-6064, Meron, Alon, Nussey, John and Hashemi-Nezhad, Bahbak, 2022, Conference or Workshop, Stork interaction(s) for, ‘digitally sustainable societies’ at CWUAAT: Design for Sustainable Inclusion, Cambridge, UK, 27-29 Mar 2023.

Abstract or Description:

We interact with environments through our senses: taste, sight, smell, touch, and sound. Our human experiences and interactions are extended (within distant worlds) through digital sensing. In turn, our mobile technologies are metaphorical bridges for us to access; wayfinding, personalise experiences, ecologically based IoT and more. Digital sensing enables us to interact with previously inaccessible locations, gather mutually beneficial data and transition to a more ‘digitally sustainable society’. Dis-tributed technologies and off-the-shelf hardware have transformed accessible and eth-ical interaction opportunities. In turn, machine learning opens landscapes for audio sensing, but is currently hard to access for third sectors.

This article documents a design-led technological deployment of machine learning audio technologies, aiming to foster ‘digitally sustainable societies’. Authors use ‘re-search in the wild’ methods, open hardware, and avantgarde conservation sites. Au-thors signpost and comprehend; impacts, pitfalls, and benefits of leveraging machine learning in design-led audio environments. Technological proposals were deployed in; internationally renowned rewilding site, The Knepp Estate, in collaboration with Op-po, technology manufacturer. Situations investigated; explorative, serendipitous, and planned audio interactions, supported by reflections and stakeholder critique(s). Re-views included wildlife rangers, yielding good practice insights for; ‘digitally sustain-able societies’. The research objective comprehends the potential: impacts, pitfalls, benefits, and opportunities of leveraging remote audio interactions, using ‘re-search through design’ & ‘deployment’ methods.

IntervieweeGroves, Lucy
IntervieweePhelps, Matt
Official URL: http://www.inclusivedesigntoolkit.com/conference/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Copyright Holders: R Phillips
Funders: Oppo, Client Relationship, RCA RKE award [80006456], Ecological Citizens EPSRC Network+ [EP/W020610/1]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Digital Economy; Sensing; Design-led; Machine Learning
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2022 09:50
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2023 14:59
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5117
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