Digital Life Portraits

May 8, 2012

Visual ethnography of life in the digital world, in collaboration with Finnish researcher Minna Aslama’s Digital Living project.

Local Systems

May 5, 2012

Only a few generations ago many of the practices we associate with sustainability were commonplace.


March 5, 2012

There is a new theme emerging in the technology sphere: quietness.

Wicked Problems

November 28, 2011

Due to complex inter-dependencies, attempting to solve one facet of a wicked problem can expose or create other problems.

McGannon Center & book

September 5, 2011

As fellows we’re working on a book on using user-focused, community-based research to make a difference in addressing complex problems.

Texting for Access?

July 22, 2011

How a new system to gain access to public restrooms in Stockholm fails to take a wide range of users into account.


June 25, 2011

Al Gore’s new e-book is an interesting example of tech meets environment.

Measuring Impacts

June 5, 2011

An OECD report on measuring the social and economic impacts of ICTs.

Turkle’s ‘Alone Together’

May 5, 2011

“If there is an addiction here, it is not to a technology. It is to the habits of mind that technology allows us to practice…”

Digital Dead End

April 23, 2011

A review of an excellent new book by Virginia Eubanks (MIT Press, 2011).

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