Anuradha Reddy
(dr. - she/her)

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I am a postdoc researcher of design with a critical making practice via craftivisms, hardware hacks, and re-appropriation of data-driven technologies.





I am a postdoc researcher of design with a critical making practice via craftivisms, hardware hacks and re-appropriations of data-driven technologies. 


Research Workshop: Venetian Drawing Conversations

Research Pictorial: Drawing Conversations Mediated by AI



Research Pictorial: Exploring Kolam As An Ecofeminist Computational Art Practice



Open Hardware Project: BOOB-Factor Authentication in Banjara Embroidery



Open Hardware Project: Internet of Towels - Knotty Articulations




Open Hardware Project: Secure Your Home IoT with the CryptoCrochet-Key


Open Hardware Project: Make Your Own Resistor Cushion



Research Article: Making Everyday Things Talk


Research Workshop: More-Than-Human Design & AI


PhD Dissertation: Researching IoT Through Design

Research Workshop: Encountering Ethics In Data-Enabled IoT


Research Article: The Role of Participation in Designing For IoT


Book chapter: Feeling At Home with the Internet of Things


Research Article: Platform Ethics in Technology


Research Article: Where is the Interface?


Research Project: Thing (Data) Perspectives


Research Project: Ethnography of Open Street Mapping


Research Project: Living with a Smart Plug


Research Workshop: Subverting IoT Futures


Researching IoT through Design: An Inquiry into Being-At-Home 🏡


Doctoral Dissertation
Reddy, Anuradha (2020). Researching IoT through Design: An Inquiry into Being-At-Home. Malmö University.

Abstract
Researching IoT through Design is a proposal for reworking how one might approach ubiquitous networked objects, or IoT, that no longer have stable and predictable uses – and to be-at-home with them in everyday life. This inquiry into being-at-home entails a shift from the idea of the home as a fixed, four-walled space for everyday routine separate from the outside world. It is instead replaced by a notion of the home as needing to be constantly re-sensitised to the wider world in which it is embedded. I argue the importance of securing a space for sensitisation, which forms the grounding of this study’s focus on participation, and the importance of referring to such spaces as ‘design’. Further, I show how delving into diverse participatory approaches in IoT can serve to make clear the conditions under which being-at-home can be explored. Derived from the practice of Research through Design, the notion of being-at-home is examined through critically-oriented design experimentation. It includes theoretical and methodological trajectories for ‘doing’ design, building on design anthropology, feminist technoscience, and posthuman discourses. The design experiments are conducted in three distinct design contexts, where each context gravitates towards one or more participatory approaches in IoT. Together, these experiments call into consideration the need for re-familiarising things as a way to reclaim the design space that has been lost to IoT’s optimising logics and values.

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