Art Digital Jewellery as Atmospheres: An autobiographical RtD exploration into IoT for poetic contexts

Nantia Koulidou, Luís P. Carvalho, Daniela Petrelli

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In a process of Research-through-Design two art digital jewellery pieces were created on the same bespoke IoT device that connects a person with the sea: a hand-held piece (SeaVessel) and a necklace (Thalassa). Drawing on the notion of atmosphere, the design development (2020-21) and the first author's lived experience with the pieces (2021-2022) are illustrated and narrated. We share insights into how the pieces augmented intimacy with a significant place and offer a space for self-reflection for the first author to explore their connection with the sea and ultimately the self. We offer insights gained from working with IoT, live data and online servers in such a poetic context. We contribute to experiential approaches to designing reflective and curious ways of interacting with digital technology with the notion of atmosphere as a concept for aesthetics for interaction design and an understanding of data as poetic data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '24: Proceedings of the 2024 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
EditorsAnna Vallgårda, Li Jönsson, Jonas Fritsch, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Christopher A. Le Dantec
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9798400705830
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2024
EventDIS '24: Designing Interactive Systems Conference - IT University of Copenhagen Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 1 Jul 20245 Jul 2024

Publication series

NameDesigning Interactive Systems Conference


ConferenceDIS '24: Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleDIS '24

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