Imagining Multispecies Worlds

Designing engagements with animals to find, imagine, or emphasize non-speciesist practices

The Playful Penguins of Long Beach, CA

Together with Stefano Gualeni, we took a road trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach (California) last weekend. As I shared in a previous blog post, the Magellanic penguins … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

An Interview with New Scientist Magazine

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 … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

How dogs watch TV

In contrast to other dogs, my dogs are not very interested in watching TV. However, with the development of new technologies this might change in the future. According to Ernst … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Digitally mediated human-animal interaction with Sphero

I recently discovered a nice playful example of an artefact that could function as a digital mediator between human-animal interaction: Sphero. A durable robotic ball that you can control from … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Human-Animal Interaction Through the Internet

This video on the CNN website shows how the website visitors of a Californian animal shelter can remotely interact with kittens through the internet. The application allows its users to … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

TOUCH project

One of the first projects I came across during my graduation research is the TOUCH project: ‘Bringing new Technology to Orangutans for Understanding and Communicating cross-species for greater Harmony‘. This project, carried … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · Leave a comment