Geezers, turbines, fantasy personas: making the everyday into the future

Ann Light, Gini Simpson, Lois Weaver, Patrick Healey

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    Abstract

    This paper describes how a project to challenge digital exclusion resulted in GeezerPower: an artwork that is both a statement about reusable technologies and about older people's continuing interest in the world of the future. We use the story of its production to illustrate and reflect on new methods for engaging people in decisions about the design of technology. And we explore how creative practice informed the design of an intervention workshop inspired by performance art and an exhibition of artists collaborating with older people. We conclude with some comments on marginalization, engagement and envisioning futures.
    Original languageEnglish
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventC&C '09: Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition - Berkeley, CA
    Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceC&C '09: Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition
    Period1/01/09 → …

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