MERLE IBACH

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CONTENTS
· Co-Lab
· Sensing Gaia
· Commons in Design
· Augmented Space
· Phobia Therapy
· Shift Register
· Open Design
· Internet goes offline
· Urban Data Objects
· Post-Publishing


I AM
a junior researcher at Critical Media Lab / IIG Basel and a PhD candidate at Leuphana University Lüneburg. I have a background in interface design and european media studies. My current research interests lie in the socio-material configurations of design ecologies.

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CONTACT
merle.ibach@fhnw.ch

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Shift Register
IXDM Basel
2016-2018

GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The earth has been transformed into a ‘planetary laboratory’, an object of further study, comprehension and control. Knowledge of interactions between humans and people render to experience global scale phenomena like climate change, dissolving modernist illusions such as the separation of ‘nature’ and ‘society’. It is critical that we engage in new means of composing more public understandings of this global experience, through situated, localised, even anecdotal, knowledge and experiences.
This project attempts to register the shifts between industrialised capitalism and the knowledge afforded by techno-science, between the global scale effects of such activities and the experience of individuals and communities, and between Earth as a natural object and as an agent of culture. The project addresses the interdisciplinary problem of how to identify, catalogue and make publicly legible these shifts through methods related to natural science fieldwork, artistic research, and critically oriented translational practices of media and technology.

My main mission was to develop publication strategies, that could support the projects very own character of artistic research.


Collaborators

Dr. Jamie Allen
Martin Howse
Dr. Jonathan Kemp

Objects
    • Responses
    • Response Tokyo
    • Poster Paris
    • Biological Fieldstation/Workshops
    • Sticker Transmediale

shiftregister.info
shiftregister at ixdm.ch