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Ball, Cheryl E

Researcher

Dr. Cheryl E Ball is an Associate Professor of New Media Studies in the English Department at Illinois State University. Her areas of specialization include multimodal composition and editing practices, digital media scholarship, and digital publishing. She teaches writers to compose multimodal texts by analyzing rhetorical options and choosing the most appropriate genres, technologies, media, and modes for a particular situation.

Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. She has published articles in a range of rhetoric/composition, technical communication, and media studies journals including Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Kairos, Programmatic Perspectives, and Technical Communication Quarterly. She has also published several books and textbooks about digital and multimodal rhetorics, including RAW: Reading and Writing New Media with Jim Kalmbach (Hampton, 2010); The New Work of Composing with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman (CCDP/USUP, 2012); and Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects with Kristin Arola and Jennifer Sheppard (Bedford, 2013).

During the 2013-14 academic year, Ball will be a Fulbright scholar in Norway, at the Oslo School of Architeture and Design (AHO). Following, she will take up a position as Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University. Her online portfolio can be found at http://ceball.com/.

 

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Morrison, Andrew

Professor

Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the Institute of Design (IDE). As co-ordinator of research, Andrew takes part in and leads a range of design research projects. These cover Communication Design, dynamic interfaces and social media; RFID, mediation and activity; Service Design and innovation in leadership; electronic arts installation; narrative and mobile media; practice-based research/research by design; online research mediation and design research methods. Andrew also focuses on design writing, fiction and criticism.

He has been central to the ongoing redesign and teaching of the PhD school at AHO. He has supervised a dozen PhD students at AHO and others at the University of Oslo in design, media and education. Andrew is a member of the Research Committee and the Board of AHO. He was paper co-chair for Nordes 09, Engaging Artifacts, 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference (www.nordes.org) and been a board member of the Design research Society. He has published widely in journals, books and online and has a special research interest in online research mediation. He has edited and co-edited several collections of papers and chapters related to design and new media.

Formerly Andrew was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo at the interdisciplinary research centre InterMedia where he led the Communication Design Group

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Westvang, Even

Designer

Even Westvang is a founding member of Bengler, a leading interaction design and development company in Olso, Norway, working in social media, communicating massive data and locative media, amongst others.

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Knutsen, Jørn

Designer

Jørn is an interaction designer and associate professor. His PhD-project was called Products of the Networked City and investigated through design how the vast deployment of network and computational technologies into our spatial environments is prompting us to reconsider what “products” are, what they are made of and how they are designed.

Jørn’s design and research work is centred around understanding emerging technologies through active engagement and making things such as visualisations of technology, interactive products and exhibitions.  His work as been exhibited widely, including ‘Immaterials‘ at Lighthouse,  ‘Invisible Fields’ at Laboral in Spain and ‘DREAD’ at De Hallen Haarlem in Amsterdam. Additionally, Jørn holds lectures nationally and abroad about design related to technology, materiality and practice.

Alongside the research at AHO he is part of the design studio Voy in Oslo doing design consultancy and developing interesting products of their own.

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Martinussen, Einar Sneve

Researcher

Einar Sneve Martinussen is an interaction designer and researcher working with culture, technology and urban life. Einar is the Associate Professor and coordinator of interaction design at the Institute of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Einar did his doctorate as a part of the research project YOUrban on networked cities, social media and design. His PhD thesis is titled ‘Pockets and cities – Investigating and revealing the networked city through design’ and takes up how interaction design can be used to gather insights and generate new meaning in the meeting point between new technologies and urban life.

Einar is educated as an interaction designer at AHO, but also has a background from architecture and urbanism, music and technology. His work includes visualisations of technology, films, inventions, interactive products and exhibitions. Einar also lectures widely about design, technology, everyday life and media at conferences and institutions such as Goldsmiths University, IxDA, the School of Visual Arts in New York, Playful, TEI and Aalto University.

Outreach and communication is a central part of Einar’s work. This includes opinion articles for national newspapers, online writing and media contributions to places such as Discovery Channel, NRK and CBC. Einar has also been part of organising and hosting the international conference ‘Digitalt Byliv’ on digital urban life. Several of Einar’s projects have been exhibited widely, including ‘Immaterials‘ at Lighthouse, MoMA’s ‘Talk to Me’ in New York City, ‘Invisible Fields’ at Laboral in Spain and ‘DREAD’ at De Hallen Haarlem in Amsterdam.

Since 2008 Einar has been teaching and developing various areas of interaction design at AHO, including concept development, theory, electronics and programming. Einar is also a part of the Oslo based design studio Voy.

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Skogsrud, Simen Svale

Designer

Simen is a principal at Bengler specializing in product design, software architecture and broad spectrum tinkering.

Simen takes seemingly weird and out-there ideas, works out all the hard usability and engineering bits and puts them to work in the real world. To this end he nurtures a bestiary of oddball ideas in search of a purpose.

As a product designer, Simen’s super-skill is understanding and anticipating motivation. As a coder, software architect and hardware hacker, he contributes in all levels of product development, yet his most important work is accomplished with a team, a whiteboard and a pot of coffee.

Simen has worked as an award-winning television producer (Gullruten 1996), interactive media artist, published novelist (Tiden 2004) and has created audio-visual installations for a couple of museums.

He loves to walk Kierkegaard-style. He clocks about 4.5 million steps a year.

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