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SummerPIT 2021

Theme 1: Sustainability in Art & Design – Solar Power (with Alex Nathanson)

The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of photovoltaic (PV) cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well.

What role may the use of sustainable energy sources play in the work and research of PIT?

In this session Alex Nathanson (who is currently a Artist in Residence at Flux Factory (ARoS)) will present thoughts and ideas from his recent book “A History of Solar Power Art and Design” in which he examines the history of creative applications of PV solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. Alex’ talk will be followed by discussion and practical exercises.

See: https://alexnathanson.com/index.html

 

Theme 3: Subject Access Requests

How can we use our, and other people's, digital rights to collect data and investigate difficult to observe data flows?

(Jef Ausloos)

 

Theme 4: Representative Surveys

How can an annual representative survey support your existing research topics and approach? Let's build the Aarhus Annual Computing Survey.

(TBD - if you know a potential speaker, please write midasnouwens@cc.au.dk)