I’m very proud to announce the publication of this paper - Productive Oscillation as a strategy for doing more-than-human design research - which was part of the HCI Journal’s Special Issue on Posthumanist HCI and the More-than-Human Turn in Design.
The core argument is that we can quite frequently move our attention of theories (or anything else) from one place to another. In the realm of More-Than-Human theory and design, that seems like quite an attractive thing to do. Maybe it’s even useful, or we could go so far as sensible. In the right circumstances.
The paper reflects on the journey I and the team took with the Shape of Trust project, during which we also necessarily oscillated between different perspectives (in that case between ideas relating to trust, a design challenge, and the writings of John Ruskin - it takes all sorts!)