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PANEL DISCUSSION 14th of June – Magic Tea: Technology in Rituals

Caradt researcher Danielle Roberts and Baltan Laboratories invite you to an online panel discussion about how the integration of technology in everyday activities can bring us closer to the essence of being rather than distancing us from ourselves.

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With the “Magic Tea” research installation Danielle aims to invite altered mind states during the activity of making and drinking tea. We invite you to join and have a conversation about Magic Tea and the opportunities and challenges connected to this type of technology use.

During the event on zoom, Danielle will present the project and discuss it with the following guests:

Dr. Somaya Ben Allouch – Leading expert on the interface of ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction and health.

Dr. Michel Decré
– Decré is an official tea master for Japanese tea ceremonies with a background as physics engineer.

Dr. Janinke Sturm
– Sturm is a language and speech technologist with an expertise in the field of user-oriented design, playful interactions and influencing technology.

Dr. Pierre Levy
– Lévy is interested in applications of philosophy on interaction design, especially of applying embodiment theories and Japanese philosophy and culture to the everyday.

The online panel conversation will be moderated by:

Rens van der Vorst
– Van der Vorst runs the platform and researches ways to make people think about their relationship with technology.

Situated self-transcendence through interactive technologies

This research project is aimed at improving smart technology in the household. 

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‘For me, the iterative design-research process is an exciting journey towards designs that can transform human consciousness.’

Danielle Roberts is a researcher within the Situated Art and Design research group and a tutor at the Communication & Multimedia Design programme at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda.

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Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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