PUBLICATION & RESEARCH ACTIVITY

PEER- REVIEWED PAPERS, ABSTRACTS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

2017

Ranner, V., ‘Polyphonic Design-Science — Critical Bio-Design through the Example of Reverse Engineered Silk’ (working title)’. Book chapter, ‘Catalyzing Collaborations: design and science’, edited by Prof Dr Leslie Atzmon, London: Bloomsbury (in progress).

2016    

Lockton, D., Ranner, V.  ’Plans and speculated actions: Design, behaviour and complexity in sustainable futures’. Book chapter, ‘The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design’, edited by Prof Dr Jonathan Chapman at Brighton University. London: Routledge (forthcoming May 2017).
         
Ranner, V., ‘Silken Selves’. Extended abstract, The Human After Anthropocentrism? ‘Life. Matter. Being.’ strand, London Conference of Critical Thought, Goldsmith University, London, UK.

2014        

Ranner, V., Winkler, C. ‘Living Assemblies’. Abstract, in Maragiannis, A. ed. Communication Futures, Proceedings of Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference (DRHA 2014). London: Greenwich University, pp. 274–276. ISBN: 978-1-291-97878-0

2013            

Ranner, V. ‘UISilk — Towards Interfacing the Body’. In Smart Material Interfaces: Another Step to a Material Future: p. 13–18, Proceedings of 15th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. ACM: New York, USA.

2012  

Ranner, V., ‘From Hardware to Wetware: How Sericulture Could Shift our Manufacturing Attitude in an Age of Biotechnology’, Workshop paper, “Slow Technology: Critical Reflection and Future Directions”, Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2012), Newcastle, UK.

2011            

Ranner, V. ‘Dissecting Ideologies in Design’. Master thesis (with distinction), Royal College of Art library, London, UK.

Conference PRESENTATIONS 

2016

Ranner, V. “Speculative Subtlety”. Opening keynote debate on "(Speculative) Futures in Design Research", Design Research Society Conference (DRS 2016), Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK. Available at: http://www.drs2016.org/debates/

Ranner, V., Lockton, D. “Plans and speculated actions”. Conversation with invited catalysts Gyorgyi Galik (Royal College of Art, UK), Dr Tobie Kerridge (Goldsmiths, UK), and Dr Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University, USA). Presented at the Design Research Conference (DRS 2016), 27th- 30th June 2016, Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK.

2015         

Ranner, V., Lockton, D. “Reflective Silk —Behaviour change through better self-knowledge”. Paper presented at the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference (DRHA 2015), Dublin City University, Ireland.

2014  

‘Design for Dialogue’, panel speaker (“catalyst”), organised by Culture Lab (Newcastle) at the Design Research Conference (DRS 2014), Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.

‘Designing with Environmental Data’, live publisher with the Interaction Design Studio at Goldsmiths University, examining the format of the “data crit/ art crit” as an impetus for participatory exchange at the Design Research Conference (DRS 2014), Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.
          
Ranner, V. “Silken Selves”. Paper presented in The Human After Anthropocentrism? Life. Matter. Being. strand at the London Conference of Critical Thought (LCCT), Goldsmith University, London, UK.

2013         

Ranner, V., Walker, K. “Scientific Illustration v. the Quantified Self”. Abstract and poster presented at 4th International Illustration Symposium “Science, Imagination & the Illustration of Knowledge”, 7th - 8th Nov 2013 at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

May 2015– July 2016
Conference experience chair
Design Research Conference 2016, (DRS) “Design + Research + Society — Future-focused thinking
Brighton, UK. 27th– 30th Jun 2016.
Together with Dr Dan Lockton and Prof Peter Lloyd, I developed coherent conference experience guidelines for the 50th anniversary conference of the Design Research Society. The conference took place at the Brighton Royal Pavilion Estate and at University of Brighton, School of Art, Design, and Media.

 

PUBLICATION ON MY WORK AND PRESS CAN BE FOUND →here.