Author Archives: johnfass

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Cultural Brokerage


Signed off on this website this week. It has been a fascinating project working with cultural diplomat Colin Hicks. Colin’s work consists of facilitating a wide range of connections and conversations across government, music, performance, policy, and business. He is

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Cultural Brokerage


Signed off on this website this week. It has been a fascinating project working with cultural diplomat Colin Hicks. Colin’s work consists of facilitating a wide range of connections and conversations across government, music, performance, policy, and business. He is

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Best Patisserie in Paris


In Paris for a conference recently so alongside the more formal research I presented (related to social interaction design, and robotic displays but that’s a different post) I carried out some highly subjective research into Parisian patisseries. Five participants were

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Best Patisserie in Paris


In Paris for a conference recently so alongside the more formal research I presented (related to social interaction design, and robotic displays but that’s a different post) I carried out some highly subjective research into Parisian patisseries. Five participants were

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Murakami Motif Map


I’ve finished working on a screen printed text piece related to Japanese author Haruki Murakami that started out as a highly complex digital interactive and ended up with all the technology removed, but the interactivity still in place. I was

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Murakami Motif Map


I’ve finished working on a screen printed text piece related to Japanese author Haruki Murakami that started out as a highly complex digital interactive and ended up with all the technology removed, but the interactivity still in place. I was

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Password Politics


Why do new social behaviours emerge? I’ve been observing a form of behaviour that occurs when you enter your password online in front of someone you don’t know very well. I have found that most people find it necessary to

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Password Politics


Why do new social behaviours emerge? I’ve been observing a form of behaviour that occurs when you enter your password online in front of someone you don’t know very well. I have found that most people find it necessary to

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Necesso


These screens are for a start up called Necesso which is all about managing your online profile. The company aims to be a kind of marketplace agent finding you good deals by allowing you to share your data with companies

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Necesso


These screens are for a start up called Necesso which is all about managing your online profile. The company aims to be a kind of marketplace agent finding you good deals by allowing you to share your data with companies

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BodyTrack/Fluxtream


    Just finished working on this application. BodyTrack is a CREATE Lab project from Carnegie Mellon University run by the brilliant Anne Wright and Fluxtream a start up run by Candide Kemmler. Both applications attempt to aggregate personal measurement

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BodyTrack/Fluxtream


    Just finished working on this application. BodyTrack is a CREATE Lab project from Carnegie Mellon University run by the brilliant Anne Wright and Fluxtream a start up run by Candide Kemmler. Both applications attempt to aggregate personal measurement

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moti roti


Just finished design and build on this site for London arts organisation moti roti. They’ve been at the forefront of creative projects involving recent immigrants and asylum seekers for over 20 years. The new site prioritises customer engagement, tries to

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moti roti


Just finished design and build on this site for London arts organisation moti roti. They’ve been at the forefront of creative projects involving recent immigrants and asylum seekers for over 20 years. The new site prioritises customer engagement, tries to

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Inuit Genealogy


Currently working on a research project related to Canadian and Greenland Inuit with R0gMedia in Berlin. The diagram above is a genealogical diagram made in the mid 1950s by anthropologist Jean Malaurie, the first of its kind. It’s a hand

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Inuit Genealogy


Currently working on a research project related to Canadian and Greenland Inuit with R0gMedia in Berlin. The diagram above is a genealogical diagram made in the mid 1950s by anthropologist Jean Malaurie, the first of its kind. It’s a hand

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Data visualisation 1 – Apples to Apples


This is the first in a series of videos exploring some of the basic organising principles behind data visualisation. My intention is to give viewers a way of recognising these concepts when they encounter them in everyday graphs, charts and

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Data visualisation 1 – Apples to Apples


This is the first in a series of videos exploring some of the basic organising principles behind data visualisation. My intention is to give viewers a way of recognising these concepts when they encounter them in everyday graphs, charts and

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News magnifier


I’ve been working on a project related to online news. The problem we’re trying to address is that while the daily printed paper embodies recency (each new edition carries the latest news), online news hides the mechanism of change within

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News magnifier


I’ve been working on a project related to online news. The problem we’re trying to address is that while the daily printed paper embodies recency (each new edition carries the latest news), online news hides the mechanism of change within