Reading week

The vanishing of the bees, film This highlights the issues of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). this approach to mono cultures, pesticides.. This is a massive issue and a very informative documentary.
Case studies in the personal fabrication of electronic products, David Mellis very insightful developments that MIT are making good definitions for open fabrication, ornament, personal expression and intellectual development.
The future of open fabrication, the institute for the future the best thing that I have read in along time. great key principles of open design.
(DIY) Biology and opportunity for HCI supporting that lo-cost technologies are supporting the non scientist to do things within the fields of science.
Do honeybees, Apis mellifera scutellata, regulate humidity in their nest?
very interesting and interesting to read.
Brood comb as a humidity buffer in honeybee nests 
looking at water absorbsion.
usage centred research for everyday product design
interesting insights into how people really use objects, an old text but still very relevant and worth a look.
Phybots: A Toolkit for Making Robotic Things (Full) Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takeo Igarashi
the case of the empty hives
classification of the human senses

Creativity, emergence and evolution in designJohn S. Gero

Design, Analogy,and Creativity Ashok K. Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology

Educational Implications of Analogy A View From Case-Based Reasoning
Exploiting usable Specifications Through Analogy potential
Interest, Prior Knowledge, and Learning
Making Sense of the Senses: Individuating Modalities in Humans and Other Animals
the previous papers are looking at how people learn and take in information.

Planning a good workshop on several front with companies in Brighton and nationally.


 Closer inspection of larve

Wax moth that the hive rejected, looking after the integrity of the hive.

Bees bringing in pollen


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