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The Kitchen Databox Demo #171

mozfest-bot opened this Issue Jul 22, 2016 · 2 comments


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mozfest-bot commented Jul 22, 2016

[ ID ] fe7258dd-078c-4969-bc75-af0707aa9dcd

[ Submitter's Name ] James Colley
[ Submitter's Affiliated Organisation ] University of Nottingham

[ Space ] cities
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[ Format ] format-not-sure


In collaboration with BBC R&D, Nottingham, Cambridge and Queen Mary universities present the Databox - - to drive community engagement with and discussion of the dilemmas of connected spaces. The Databox allows people to control access to personal data generated by Internet-enabled things, and allows them to exploit that data for their own benefit.

Lucky participations will take part in making a cold chocolate dessert in front of a live audience, following a novel ‘object-based media’ recipe that exploits data from their interactions with Internet-enabled appliances, utensils and food packaging to deliver timely and appropriate video instructions.
Getting your hands on our connected future will drive discussion of the positives and negatives of using the personal data produced in our mundane interactions with everyday things to drive new media experiences.

Of course participants will also be able to eat and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Bon appétit!


We propose to run 3 sessions of the Kitchen Databox Demo, 2 on Saturday, 1 one on Sunday. Each session will run for approximately 1 hour, with facilitators helping participants to make a dessert as outlined above, followed by focussed discussion on the use of devices that gather personal data and use it to drive interaction.


Whether 3 or 25, all will be invited to make a dessert, which will drive subsequent discussion of the dilemmas of connected spaces


This discussion is intended to enable us to explore the dilemmas of exploiting personal data and the potential of the Databox to address participants' concerns. Outcomes will thus inform continued Databox development. Participant's may also move on from this demo to explore how they can develop Databox apps in subsequent session. See the Databox: Hack an App proposal.


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cubicgarden commented Jul 27, 2016

tentative fit for kitchen zone


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cubicgarden commented Sep 2, 2016

Jasmine will compère...

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