Understanding Fukushima: designing for an embodied interaction with citizen science data

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Makela, Tapio
dc.contributor.author Dromey, Ben
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T09:39:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T09:39:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/3927
dc.description.abstract This thesis uses the radiation events in Fukushima as a case study for exploring the possible use of phenomenological theory to assess information gathering methods as well as suggesting possible ways of communicating this information. Embodied interaction is used as a theoretical framework for designing an interaction with information gathered from Fukushima but interacted with in a remote time and place. This is realised through an interactive installation that emphasises the use of the body in the act of making meaning from information. As a seperate but complimentary investigation, when information is urgently needed, crowd-sourced, citizen science activities and new media tools are highlighted as invaluable assets in comparison to traditional news media and institutional scientific enquiry. The aim of the thesis is to build a method of approaching information about environmental issues. This method includes recognising information gathering techniques and new media tools and focussing on the body as a vital perceptual tool in the act of information gathering and in the act of creating meaning from representations of information. en
dc.format.extent 108
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart [in.what.sense] an interactive sound installation that took place in the TAIK lobby from 28.2.12 - 11.3.12
dc.subject.other New media en
dc.title Understanding Fukushima: designing for an embodied interaction with citizen science data en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword embodied interaction en
dc.subject.keyword phenomenology en
dc.subject.keyword citizen science en
dc.subject.keyword aesthetics of interaction en
dc.subject.keyword sonification en
dc.subject.keyword Fukushima en
dc.subject.keyword Merleau-Ponty en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201206102269
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Tahiroglu, Koray
dc.programme Master's Degree Programme in New Media en
dc.programme Uuden median maisteriohjelma fi


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