When: Wednesday 23 November at 2pm
Where: Amphitheater of Building 660 Digiteo Moulon How to get to there?
Modern software is not soft at all, and it is very difficult for even the competent user to shape it to their fitting. In this talk, I will present research on how to make software softer. I'll discuss how the concept of applications has become ubiquitous and completely taken for granted in modern computing. Software doesn’t have to be synonymous with applications, and there is great potential to be unlocked if we break out of them. In this talk, I will argue for a renewed focus on developing computational media and show the efforts we have undertaken to demonstrate how software can be made differently. I will, among other things, present past and present work on the Webstrates (webstrates.net) platform.
Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose is an associate professor in human-computer interaction at the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University. He is part of the Collaboration & Computer-Human Interaction group (CoCHI). Previously he was an associate professor in the development of advanced interactive systems at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. He is affiliated with a number of research centres: Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI), Centre for Participatory Information Technology, Centre for Digital Creativity and Centre for Computational Thinking and Design.