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Social change is effected less by marching the streets with banners, and more by the
transformations of everyday life effected with and through information technologies. This
suggests that to work with these new technologies is to work on the front of social change, albeit
a front that is dominated by the interests of large technology companies. This is the reason for
the apparent techno fetishism of my work, justified by centering on the technological promises of
change. My research and practice is focused on the transformative potential of new information
technologies, and seeks to redress what counts as information, explore tangible open-ended
design strategies, and develop and apply socio-technical analysis and critique to generate,
instantiate and explore alternatives to dominant information technology design paradigms.
The project provides examples and resources to transform commercially
available robotic dog toys into an instrument to explore local material conditions; to intervene with the conception
of agents, information and expertise that these toys represent; and to create interpretive mediagenic events
around the coordinated release of packs of feral robotic dogs on particular sites of public interest.
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