ARC 606-3– Situated Technologies Studio - Programming Domesticity
Course No.: 23447
Semester: 2017 Spring
Location: Hayes Hall – 205B
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday
Meeting Time: 2:00PM - 7:50PM
The Situated Technologies Research Studio will take up the problem of domesticity for its Spring Studio. With Google, Nest, Amazon, Wink and other tech companies already promoting the smart house of the present, we will take a broader view on what domesticity means in the age of the Internet of Things. This is both a social and technological problem as we try to understand the current trends in domestic living and the role- disruptive and productive- that embedded technologies will play.
The studio will frame its research around domestic typologies, the social structures they promulgate, domestic technologies and contemporary social media. We will also examine the role that technology plays in reconfiguring domestic sociality. These insights will provide the basis for proposing for future domestic environments.