Anuradha Reddy
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Hello! I am a design researcher with a critical making practice via craftivisms, hardware hacks, and re-appropriation of data technologies.

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

Open Hardware Project: Moon-phases + Period tracking Calendar

Research Article: Artificial Everyday Creativity

Open Hardware Talk: Knotty Hardware

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

Thing (Data) Perspectives 🛠️👀️

In collaboration with K3/IoTaP - Malmö University and Studio Lab - IDE, TU Delft
Project partners: Elisa Giaccardi, Professor, IDE - TU Delft
Technical assistance: Thomas Van Arkel, TU Delft
Funding partner - School of Arts, Culture and Communication (K3), Malmö University, Sweden

This is a technical experiment to elicit thing perspectives using distance sensors and a camera via wireless protocols (xBee). The photo documentation depicts the process below.

Choosing between various distance sensors

Testing network communication between xBee module and the camera

Testing if the sensors trigger the camera

Online interface for viewing the captured camera footage

Instrumenting things
Test Setup deployed in the hallways of Studio Lab at Technical University in Delft.
Objects instrumented with distance sensors:


Coffee machine 


Test results

A visual analysis corresponding to photos derived from the sensor triggers showed that the method can be used to explore the relationships between humans and things.

As shown in the image below, 60 frames between 11:20AM to 14:00PM were analysed. Even though the results were not surprising, the method did confirm that people who used the printer were not as social as those who used the coffee machine and the microwave. In that, social activity between individuals who used the coffee machine was greater after lunch. However, the results were biased towards the microwave as the test was conducted before, during and after lunch hour.

For further information regarding 'thing ethnography,' please check Professor Elisa Giaccardi's work.