Lisa goes to a cafe and gets a coffee. She gets a receipt back. On the receipt is a record not only of the financial transaction of exchanging money for coffee, but also the additional "information transactions" that are taking place
An office manager has a nice lamp. It sits off to the side of his office, sort of halfway between where he would sit behind his desk and someone would sit in front of his desk to talk with him. It glows in different colors based on the mood valence of the people in the room. It uses the heart rate and GSR of the people in the room to do this, because employees are required to wear Empatica wristbands.
The manager thinks the office lamp helps create a more relaxing atmosphere for his conversations with those he manages. He keeps an eye on how it changes color to gauge whether he or the other person is getting tense.
The Empatica data of the individuals, and the lamp's averaged data, is collected by the company and used as part of the manager's annual performance report. Unfortunately for this manager, the lamp has reported that there was not enough Focused time in his office, a little too much Relaxed time, and a little too much Tense time. The manager tries to explain that he usually has focused group work meetings in another larger room, and that his office is mostly for personal check ins and mediating employee relations. Unfortunately there is not a lamp in the meeting room, because it would be too complicated for the lamp to take in a variable number of Empatica wristbands' data.
This could take a lot of forms...some possible ideas:
--> raises questions of materiality of information? what does a receipt printer say that other mediums don't?
unique things about this way of materializing data:
personally I would prefer them not to be on a screen but to be emanating from some kind of physical installation.