Tag: Animals & Plants & Stuff

What I mean when I talk about more-than-human design

anneg , February 7th, 2020


I was recently asked a few questions and some of you might be interested in my answers  đź™‚ Curious brown tabby cat Enid Coleslaw perches on the wood…


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Knowing Sheep: Anatomical models

anneg , October 13th, 2019


Manufactured by Somso, Germany, c 1910Hand-painted plaster & papier mâchĂ© in nine parts Manufactured by Hauptner, Germany, early-mid 20th centuryHand-painted plaster in…


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Practical Earth Skills

anneg , July 10th, 2019


E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano, takitini.Success is not the work of one, but the work of many. Nau mai. Harae mai….


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Together as animals

anneg , May 19th, 2019


“Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilisation surveys animals through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the…


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Designing with, and for, the more-than human

anneg , May 17th, 2019


Last year I was generously invited to deliver a keynote presentation at IndiaHCI 2018. The conference was brilliantly organised and hosted by Naveen Bagalkot and Riyaz Sheikh, colleagues…


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New year, new research

mthl_admin , January 29th, 2018


I’ve much to update on the site in the next few weeks, but first I thought I’d share something I’m super excited about: a new research project, funded…


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New year, new teaching & learning

mthl_admin , February 15th, 2017


Kia ora and haere mai everyone! Despite the dire state of global politics, and an unusually rainy summer, life is treating us well and we continue to stand…


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NZ animal welfare & public consultation

mthl_admin , May 16th, 2016


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) regulates animal welfare in NZ, and it currently has two proposals out for public consultation. Interested parties have until Thursday 19 May…


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Fieldnotes: Week 2

mthl_admin , December 16th, 2015


I’ve been on research and study leave for two weeks now. This is what’s happened and what I’ve learned so far. TVNZ Sunday broadcast an expose on animal…


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Fieldnotes: T minus 41 hours

mthl_admin , November 29th, 2015


My sabbatical officially starts in 41 hours so I thought I’d round up a few things that are on my mind… I first learnt of Robin Wall Kimmerer‘s…


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AAA2015 research

mthl_admin , November 22nd, 2015


I didn’t make it to AAA2015, but I wanted to make sure I noted sessions of interest so I can keep an eye out for people, publications, etc….


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Human-Livestock Entanglements into the Anthropocene

mthl_admin , October 2nd, 2015


I was delighted to be invited to participate in Foodscapes: A World Food Day Symposium at the University of Canberra on October 16th. Every single one of the…


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Sheep Time?

mthl_admin , October 1st, 2015


I’m always trying to figure out new ways of doing remote presentations so I was pretty excited when I was invited to prepare something that could be continually…


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Design Ethnography in the Anthropocene

mthl_admin , July 22nd, 2015


It’s the second week of winter trimester, and I’m teaching my second-year undergraduate course in Design Ethnography. The theme this year is the Anthropocene, or how design relates…


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New Zealand forest birds

mthl_admin , July 5th, 2015


“New Zealand’s forests were once filled with birds and their clamour: melodious songs, squawks, whirrs, squeaks, buzzing and chattering. These are the sounds of birds finding food, defending…


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Exporting livestock

mthl_admin , June 22nd, 2015


I recently wrote an Op Ed piece on government and industry failure to adequately communicate with New Zealanders about live export. It was published in the Dominion Post,…


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Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si

mthl_admin , June 18th, 2015


Pope Francis’ encyclical, released today, has been the most anticipated papal encyclical in decades. I’ll return to it soon, but for now I’ve copied an excerpt below. It…


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Pt I, Companion animals (and belonging)

mthl_admin , June 18th, 2015


I’ve started pulling together my paper for the Losing Ground – Gaining Ground session at the RGS Conference in Exeter in September, where I’ll be presenting on what…


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