In this talk, the idea that "there's an app for that" is countered by the premise that every object, app, technology and tool is haunted by alternative uses waiting to be summoned into conversation with the situation at hand, then synthesized into ingenious solutions.
NW Media Summit: Access the Future, "Low Tech / High Returns," presentation and panel discussion, Open Signal, Portland, OR
References / Related Research:
Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby Speculative Everything : Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2013
Bruce Mau "An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth" Manifesto Project, 2010-2014
Rosa Menkman "Glitch Studies Manifesto," in Geert Lovink and Rachel Somers Miles (eds), Video Vortex Reader II: Moving Images Beyond YouTube, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011
Patricia D. Stokes Creativity From Constraints: The Psychology of Breakthrough. New York: Springer Pub. Co, 2006
Hank Rudolph, "ETC System" in High, Kathryn, Sherry M. Hocking, and Mona Jimenez. The Emergence of Video Processing Tools : Television Becoming Unglued. Bristol, England: Intellect, 2014