Tag Archives: London

Study 003 Kyoto

The most recent study in the Belonging & Belongings research programme focusses on using video to explore and communicate people’s socio-techno styles, in combination with interview material from the BBC Digital Revolution rushes, made available under a special licence. The mash up of voice overs from experts on social uses of technology and the creation […]

Study 001 – London, Amsterdam and Tokyo

The first study in this long term research programme focussed on observing and identifying socio-techno styles at ‘urban catwalks’. By critically analysing the ways people carry and use mobile technology combined with the way they dress and carry accessories, clusters with similar socio-techno styles could be identified.

Collaboration with Chelsea College of Art and Design

From October to December 2009 we worked with students from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. In this project we took the research to a next level, building on the previous pilot studies. We now wanted to focus a bit more on the motivations of people behind their online and offline presentations. […]

Book and analysis of preliminary observations (winter 2008)

To consolidate the collection of visual observations throughout 2008, we compiled a book with colour prints of the materials collected so far. We then conducted a preliminary analysis, to explore potential clusters of styles.

Observations throughout London (summer 2008)

To continue our explorations of the ‘urban catwalk’ we collected visual material in various areas of London (photos and video). We went to Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Kensington, Brixton, Edgeware Road, and Clerckenwell. Areas with very different populations and styles. Our observations were focused on sartorial appreances as well as the types portable technology people were […]