Designing with, not for

Paulanthony George

My research focuses on the relationships between made objects, the maker and the behaviour of making, in the context of spreadable digital media (and behaviours stemming from it). A study of internet memes in India and phenomenon such as dissent, satire, free expression and ambivalent behaviour fostered by them, the research is at the intersection of digital ethnography, culture studies, human-computer interaction, humour studies and critical theory.

I spend my time watching people. I draw them, the way they are, the way some people want to be and sometimes I have interesting conversations with them.

Some of these conversations lead into projects, which through sweat and patience lead into products or platforms for more concepts. And I also spend time understanding how systems might sustain more conversations and contraptions that might make life a little easier.I love animals, travel, poetry and humour, not always in that order.