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Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Egan, Callum; O'dowd, Andrew; Fyffe, Neil


Andrew O'dowd

Neil Fyffe


Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspired, interactive community gardens project aims to affect changes in attitude toward the natural world by leveraging potentials within the university setup. Specifically, this work details the development of an interactive storytelling chair that will sit central to goings-on in the garden space as both a technological and social hub that propagates sustainability-based conversations. We utilise a blended-spaces methodology to investigate the interplay of people, technology and environment, but further anchor our thinking in permaculture to understand the world in terms of planetary health and radical methods, that we posit are necessary in order to realise transition to a sustainable world. Rather than boycotting technology we seek to revise its use in a myriad of ways.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT 4 S 2020 )
Start Date Jun 24, 2020
End Date Jun 26, 2020
Acceptance Date May 13, 2020
Publication Date 2020-06
Deposit Date May 26, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jun 24, 2020
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 321-329
Book Title ICT4S2020: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability
ISBN 978-1-4503-7595-5
Keywords CCS CONCEPTS: Applied computing; Interaction design; Information systems. KEYWORDS: Blended spaces, permaculture, internet of things
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