We are pleased to welcome Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose and Roman Rädle from Aarhus University this week!
During a two-day workshop (Wednesday and Thursday), Clemens and Roman will introduce Webstrates and Codestrates from a technical point of view, we will experience these platforms during hands-on sessions and we will discuss how we could use Webstrates and Codestrates for future prototypes, systems, and evaluations to foster collaborations.
As part of the workshop and our SFB Lecture Series, Clemens will give a talk about “Shareable Dynamic Media: A revisit of the fundamentals of interactive computing?” The talk will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 4.00 pm in room C202.
Developing interactive systems that support collaboration between people, distribution across heterogeneous devices and user appropriation is notoriously difficult. Today’s software rests on a foundation built for personal computing, and to properly support the aforementioned qualities we need to revisit this foundation. In this talk, I will present you with a vision called Shareable Dynamic Media, inspired by Alan Kay’s seminal vision of Personal Dynamic Media. I will present a prototype implementation of the vision called Webstrates, and demonstrate how it enables the development of software where distribution across devices, collaboration between people, and malleability and reprogrammability are the norm rather than the exception. I will show our latest project, Codestrates, that combines Webstrates with the literate computing approach of interactive notebooks.
Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose is an associate professor in the development of advanced interactive systems at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. He co-directs the Digital Creativity Lab that is part of the Center for Advanced Visualisation and Interaction (CAVI). Clemens has worked as a postdoc at Computer Science, Aarhus University and at Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université Paris-Sud. He has furthermore spent a year as a user interface specialist in the industry. Clemens received his PhD in Computer Science in 2009 from Aarhus University supervised by prof. Susanne Bødker.
Clemens’ main interest is the fundamentals of interactive computing, particularly to support and understanding computing with multiple devices and multiple people. Many of his ideas are crystallised into the Webstrates platform (webstrates.net), which he leads the development of.