Designing playful engagements with animals to find, imagine, or emphasize non-speciesist practices
This week, the New Scientist published a feature article about the design of technology for animals in their magazine. The article focuses on how technology that involves the animal as users can enhance their lives as well as ours.
Journalist Rachel Nuwer interviewed several researchers about this topic including Clara Mancini (Open University UK), Hanna Wirman (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Melody Jackson (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jeff Bozkurt (University of North Carolina), Anna Gergely (Eötvös Loránd University), and Fiona French (London Metropolitan University). The article also includes a small part from an interview I had with Nuwer about my own research.
It’s fantastic to read about the work that all these great people are doing and a magazine like New Scientist might be an important opportunity to make this research topic visible to a larger audience. I added some images of the article below and the full text can be found here on the website of New Scientist.