Nicolas Nova

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Nicolas Nova (PhD) is Associate Professor at the Geneva School of Art and Design (Switzerland). His work lies at the intersection of ethnography, interaction design and futures research, with a particular interest in ubiquitous and mobile technologies and the cultural practices surrounding new media. He is interested in observing and documenting digital and new media practices, as well as creating design fictions, i.e. speculative designed objects exploring the experiences of near future. He has given talks and exhibited his work on the intersections of design, technology and the near-future in venues such SXSW, EPIC, the AAAS conference, O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, NEXT, the design week in Milano, the Institute for the Future, and the MIT Medialab.

Nicolas Nova
From top left, row by row: MacBook Pro laptop 13", Moleskine Plain Reporter Notebook - Large, Nintendo 3DS, Max Havelaar bananas, "Aramis ou l'amour des techniques" by Bruno Latour, Fake plastic ear, Tiny pencil, Cliché skateboard toolkit, "Endtroducing" by DJ Shadow, LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series 256GB (SSD), Carhartt hat, Gravis IV bag, Canon EOS 400 & 30mm f/1.4 Sigma Lens, Nalgene water bottle 16 Ounce Wide Mouth, A copy of Le Temps (Swiss newspaper).

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