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Karey Helms

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DOCTORAL STUDENT

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About me

My research explores the implications of technological assemblages that proactively operate on the behalf of humans by designing within intimate settings of care. Such situations are often difficult to quantify and where an unintended consequence of technology can be revealing, shameful, or devastating for a diversity of bodily beings. This includes designing within queer scales of human bodily fluids, such as urinary infrastructures and breastmilk entanglements.

Within autobiographic and speculative design methods, I draw upon feminist new materialisms and queer theories to implicate myself and unsettle bodily boundaries for a more careful design of technology.

Prior to beginning my PhD in December 2016, I worked as an Interaction and Service Designer within the Internet of Things enterprise in London. I have an MFA in Interaction Design from Umeå Institute of Design and a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia.


Courses

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Interactive Media Technology, Second Cycle (DA232X), teacher | Course web

Human-Computer Interaction, Introductory Course (DH1620), teacher | Course web

Media Technology and Interaction Design (DM2601), teacher | Course web