It is now about 4 years ago I did my master thesis on data-driven design for sustainable development. My thesis was in short, an investigation of how we could leverage data and technology to more easily align the sustainability perspective with the almighty money-making perspective in the world of design and business. Since then, I… Continue reading A data-driven utopia
Futuristic movies and books often depict a very Dystopian image of the future. A dark, polluted world consumed by technology, where scarcity, war or disaster dominate our lives. The story generally includes a power-hungry totalitarian regime creating conflict in their pursuit of ultimate control. I’m thinking 1964, Blade runner, The hunger games, et cetera. Very… Continue reading Why have we stopped dreaming of a better future?
The actual human suffering from the COVID-19 is undeniably a horrible thing. Yet, I cannot avoid thinking that this crisis has the potential do us more good than harm in the long run. The current trajectories of our planet health – like biodiversity collapse, water scarcity, desertification and global warming – suggests we have a… Continue reading COVID-19: Disaster or opportunity?
I struggle in being an advocate of environmentalism. Most often it’s in conversations about things like food or consumption. I might say something suggestive about how climate-intensive the livestock industry is. When doing so, there is conflict in me. I feel like a radical know-it-all trying to force people what to eat. At the same… Continue reading Activism. Not Extremism.
A couple days ago, I half woke up in the middle of the night, dizzy from a dreamy state of mind and with a repeating sentence in my head. I had for the first time in a long while spent the previous evening writing and I presume that to be the reason for at this… Continue reading Creative slumber
I recently finished the book Everybody Lies – Big Data, New Data and what the internet can tell us about who we really are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. A highly entertaining read, and it gives a fresh perspective of the field of Data science in the modern era of Internet behavior and social media filters. This is not… Continue reading Everybody lies, but why?
Ever since the release of the iPhone in 2007 and the App store in 2008, a home screen full of individual apps with separate UI’s has been the interaction model of smartphones It can be argued that having many UI:s on your mobile device makes less and less sense. There is today oceans of third-party… Continue reading Interactive notifications
The problem The national public service television company in Sweden, Sveriges Television (Svt), has realised that people used to watch TV together more often before compared to now. The technological development has given that you nowadays can watch whatever you want, whenever you want and from wherever you want. TV and production companies have adapted to this… Continue reading Our modern video consumption