This Happened – April 2019
We are happy to host another edition of This Happened on Tuesday the 2nd of April at WORM. Doors open 19.30 and the talks will start at 20.00. Join us to discuss four inspiring projects, meet old friends, make new ones and have a drink. We are proud to present:
Soline Bredin– Speculative future scenarios- Digits Untangled and Obsession
Soline will tell about her graduation projects from design academy Eindhoven, ‘Digits Untangled’ and ‘Obsessiogram’; and the research that led to these projects. ‘Digits Untangled’ explores futuristic scenarios of the body, interface and sexuality. What will it mean to have a body in a time where physical devices (e.g., smartphones) are dematerialised? How would digital sex be performed and sexual intimacy be perceived?
Obsessiogram is a comment on our social media addiction that led to our online compulsive behaviours. Many researchers demonstrated that the excessive use of the internet was causing depression, loneliness and impulsive disorder. This project reflects on how we could become self-aware of our corporeality through our online obsessive behaviours.
Rhys Duindam – Tingle: A haptic music controller that aims to bring the expressive acoustic feeling of live music to digital music.
Music has often been linked to students who are more persistent, disciplined and expressive in school. Unfortunately, many schools no longer give music lessons. Tingle was designed to inspire children to learn how to make music in a fun and easy way. Tingle has a playful and unique interface that is very easy to pick up. It aimed to bring back the seductive and expressive feelings of acoustic instruments to digital music making. Tingle was the first start-up Rhys Duindam founded. He will share his experiences of running a business which combined creativity and technology; as well as some reflections he believes could be useful for starting your own creative business.
Christiaan Uythoven – Supereters – Ideology versus Reality
Being overweight is an important health issue for the youth in Rotterdam. Primary schools pay attention to nutrition, but it appears that at home, people fall back on unhealthy eating behaviours. Chris and his colleagues from Dio agency saw the need for a change. They developed Super-eters, an app that facilitates behavior change towards eating habits at home for parents and children. By working in design sprints and doing qualitative research, they ensured that the product matches the context of the target group. Chris and his colleagues believe in the added value of Super-Eters. However, they still experience challenges in creating impact with it. At This Happened, you will find out why.
Mystery speaker – Stay tuned for info about speaker number four!