Larger Themes related to our Projects and Tools

Code

programming, authorship, abstraction, platforms, bots, bugs, cyber, glitch, algorithmic bias

Artificial Intelligence

machine learning, neural networks, natural language processing, turing test, affective computing, expert systems

Networking

connectivity, social media, community, memes, access

The Cloud

distributed computing, software as a service, outsourcing, stacks

Security

identity, privacy, authenticity, vulnerability, surveillance, encryption, biometrics, malware, trust

Control

community management, design patterns, algorithmic bias, propaganda, stacks, intermittent reward, assessment, network effect

Mapping

visualization, navigation, geotagging, GPS, place-based narratives, augmented reality, findability, smart cities

Design and Accessibility

problem solving, empathy, usability, interface, experience, modeling

Media Production

audio, video, image, record, edit, share, resolution, curation, availablity

Publishing

distribution, publicity, aggregation, attention economy, digital literacy, books, blogs, podcasts

Analytics

pattern recognition, data mining, statistics, prediction, tracking

Archiving

history, preservation, decay, memory, forgetting, obsolescence

The Commons

copyright, fair use, public domain, open source, open access

Games

cooperation, competition, conflict, grinding, leveling, digital economies, spatial narratives, reward systems

Online Learning

learning management systems, flipped classrooms, online communities, digital archives

Hacking

curiosity, exploration, making, DIY, collaboration

Internet of Things

sensors, automation, ephemeralization, embedded systems, gesture control, smart cities, surveillance

Virtual Reality

augmented reality, heads-up display, gesture control, proprioception, volumetirc display, ephemeralization

Lo-Tech

analog, digital, tangibility, volatility, familiarity, authenticity, Luddism, technophilia, infrastructure, craft

Emergent Technology

complex systems, probability, black swan, disruption, Moore's Law

Glitch

error, bugs, noise, crash, failure, chance, intent, divination