Denisa Kera

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In this paper we discuss new challenges to design with the increasing mass availability of data to various communities through what we term 'collective sensor networks'. We review new projects that we believe will have considerable impact for HCI and CSCW and consider their practical implications. We explore design challenges for future-oriented and(More)
In this paper we will summarize our research into the use of Open Source Hardware (OSHW) as a tool for communicating emergent scientific and technical knowledge via crafts. We were specifically interested in the microfabrication and microfluidic devices, which define the next generation of diagnostic and research tools often inaccessible to the larger(More)
  • Denisa Kera
  • 2010
The orientation towards data in arts, humanities and pop culture in recent years brings a renewed interest in realism and iconoclasm. The various APIs (Application programming interfaces) and mashups that are employed in these traditionally “qualitative” disciplines offer tools for creative and often critical interpretations. Data are(More)
Quantified self-experimentation with personal diets is a popular activity among health enthusiasts, diagnosed patients, as well as "life hackers" pursuing self-optimization goals. In this paper, we reflect on self-experimentation practices in the context of amateur citizen science communities. We report findings from 11 month-long qualitative fieldwork in a(More)
  • Markéta Dolejšováa, Denisa Kera
  • 2016
The recent interest of hacker and maker communities in the optimization of everyday food practices connects the urban geek and foodie movements with traditional food cultures. The present DIY experiments with urban food fermentation show a growing citizens' interest in alternative models of food production and distribution. That was a starting point for the(More)
The paper summarizes the current state of the " Openness Paradigm " for development, with a focus on open source hardware and the related issues of open science, open data, and open access. It focuses on how such efforts support more equal collaborations between North and South on open science and citizen projects. It also discusses these efforts as an(More)