What if we would use a weather ‘camera’ instead of a photo camera to capture and remember special moments?
Sensor Poetics proposes the idea of a fictional gadget and uses this as a scenario to pose questions about storytelling, data narratives, personal memories, our relation to weather and the possibility of a digital product long-tail.
OpenThings is a cloud platform for open source hard- and software such as the Arduino micro-
controller and the Processing programming language.
The goal of the project is to provide a platform to invent, design, prototype, connect and share networked devices. Through creating an open experimentation lab for an internet of things, I hope to enable a long-tail of internet connected devices that can talk to each other and possibly solve problems that are usually not commercially viable.
For ARUP I designed and programmed a Web based data visualization that displays the connectedness of various topics and allows to explore a set of knowledge cards. The client was the World Economic Forum.
I worked with the Socio-Digital Systems Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) on a project about personal data and the use of data visualisation in domestic environments.
At the Institute for Medical Image Computing I worked on redesigning the way 3D liver surgery planning data is viewed in the operating room.
The project went from analysing the context through ethnographic studies and designing gesture based interfaces to building a working software prototype in Java.
Kjen is currently working on commissions and research projects in Berlin and London. His previous experiences include founding a design consulting firm as well as working with various industry and research institutions such as Microsoft Research, the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing, ARUP and Art Center College of Design.
He holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art (RCA), a BS in Digital Media / Computer Science from the University of Bremen as well as certificates in entrepreneurship and global leadership from the London School of Economics, Beijing University and Imperial College London.