Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking

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08:45-09:00 Welcome note
Panayotis Antoniadis, ETH Zurich, Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, and Jörg Ott, Aalto University

09:00-09:45 Keynote 1
Michael Smyth (Edinburgh Napier University): Confessions of a Serial Inter-disciplinarian or "How I fell in love with Design, then out of love and finally back in love again".
Abstract -- Like most relationships, inter-disciplinarity begins with a fascination. For me, it was always Design. Even in those early days when I worked in the field called Human Computer Interaction, to me, Design represented the greener grass. I got to work with Engineers and I learnt to respect and admire their ability to create physical artefacts, to give tangible form to their ideas while I was pushing pixels around a flickering screen. Then with the advent of Interaction Design, I got the change to work with Designers, to witness them learning about problems by creating solutions. I became immersed in their world, hung out with designers, only read papers that had pictures, even occasionally, and whisper this, was mistaken for a Designer. But gradually a nagging voice in my head grew louder, just what could Design offer in terms of theory and how could this be applied to Interaction Design? The world of Design Thinking, offered cases studies but little in the way of transferable approaches. I felt the cold breath of disappointment on my neck, maybe after all, Design could not provide what I was looking for. The challenge of building a research community around the new field of Urban Interaction Design was the opportunity to reconnect with Design and this time I was a bit older and had a plan to make the relationship work, this is my story.
short break

Session 1: DIY networking applications
Chair: Michael Smyth
10:00-10:20 Live Video Streaming for Community Networks, Experimenting with PeerStreamer on the Ninux Community (Leonardo Maccari, Luca Baldesi, Renato Lo Cigno, Jacopo Forconi, Alessio Caiazza --- University of Trento, ARCI Firenze, Ninux Firenze)
10:30-10:50 DTN-enabled Infostation and Cinema-in-a-Backpack (Adriano Galati, Theodoros Bourchas, Maria Olivares, Stefan Mangold --- Disney Research Zurich)
11:00-11:20 Learning IoT without the "I"- Educational Internet of Things in a Developing Context (Putjorn Pruet, Chee Siang Ang, Deravi Farzin --- University of Kent)

coffee break

Interdisciplinary session 1
12:00-12:15 Qaul.net (demo) and the artistic perspective (Mathias Jud, independent artist and activist)
12:15-12:30 The hybrid letterbox (demo) and the design perspective (Andreas Unteidig, Berlin University of the Arts)
12:30-12:45 Discussion

12:45-14:00 Lunch

Session 2: Technical programme
Chair: Paul Dourish
14:00-14:20 SCANDEX: Service Centric Networking for Challenged Decentralised Networks (Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Liang Wang, Andrius Aucinas, Gareth Tyson, Jon Crowcroft --- University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London)
14:30-14:50 Kadupul: Livin' on the Edge with Virtual Currencies and Time-Locked Puzzles (Magnus Skjegstad, Anil Madhavapeddy, Jon Crowcroft --- University of Cambridge)
15:00-15:20 Do-it-yourself Networks: a Multi-layer Network Approach to the Analysis of Mobile User Egocentric and Sociocentric Behaviors (Annalisa Socievole, Antonio Caputo, Floriano De Rango, Salvatore Marano --- University of Calabria)

coffee break

Interdisciplinary Session 2
16:00-16:15 Offline libraries and the user experience perspective (Minuette Le, Leuphana University, Centre for Digital Cultures)
16:15-16:30 The urban perspective (Ileana Apostol, ETH Zurich and Nethood.org)
16:30-16:45 Discussion

16:45-17:30 Keynote 2
Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine): The Politics of Infrastructure Projects

Abstract -- It’s an old joke that only computer designers and drug pushers refer to customers as “users”. Nomenclature aside, it’s unfortunate that in interactive system design we have no way to think of people other than as users (or potential users) — no way to describe the range of subject positions that surround technology and its role in our lives — what would it be to have a model of design that thought of people not just asuser or non-user but as advocate, activist, parent, patriot, entrepreneur, friend, survivor, or artist?). Taking this perspective, I want to examine DIY networking in terms of the anxieties and discontents that it expresses in order to explore the politics of infrastructural projects so that we can see their technical expressions and constraints in terms of the space of political alternatives in which they are embedded.

17:30-18:00 Discussion, next steps



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