Anuradha Reddy
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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

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:

Printer/copier  



Coffee machine 



Microwave
 


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.