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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.

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 […]

Observations in Akihabara, Tokyo (spring 2008)

To further explore ways to document people using portable technology on the ‘urban catwalk’, we experimented with making series of panoramic stills across public crossings in Akihabara, Tokyo.

Observations in Ginza, Tokyo (winter 2007)

As a first exploration into how to collect visual material on styles/appearances in public space, we experimented with taking pictures of people crossing the streets in Ginza, Tokyo.