A new Mattering Press book: Energy Babble

Mattering Press is excited to announce the publication of Energy Babble, by Andy Boucher, Bill Gaver, Tobie Kerridge, Mike Michael, Liliana Ovalle, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, and Alex Wilkie. The book tells the story of a set of computational devices called Energy Babbles. The product of a collaboration between designers and STS researchers, Energy Babbles are like automated talk radios obsessed with energy.

Developed for members of UK community groups working to promote sustainable energy practices, these devices were designed to reflect the complex situations they navigate, to provide information and encourage communication, and to help shed light on their engagements with energy policy and practice.

This book tells the story of the Babbles from a mix of design and STS perspectives, suggesting how design may benefit from the perspectives of STS, and how STS may take an interventionist, design-led approach to the study of emerging technological issues.

Read more about the book here.

As with all Mattering Press books, the book is available to download for free or to purchase as a printed copy.

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