Category: Design

A.N.Whitehead Does HCI :-)

Transitions in human–computer interaction: from data embodiment to experience capitalism” out now in AI & SOCIETY.

This “experimental” article was written after the Streams of Consciousness conference at Warwick in 2016 where I tried to get Gramsci to do HCI. After spending the summer reading lots of Whitehead related material, HCI and UX texts on a boiling hot visit to Lisbon and Porto, it’s an attempt to do the same with Whitehead. I guess there might be a few HCI types out there scratching their heads on this one, but it is an experiment 🙂

The good news is that the publisher lets you publicly share the full-text (view-only version) of your paper even if you or your institution didn’t pay for the full Open Access option (download and print the PDF).

“There are no restrictions on the number of people you may share this link with, how many times they can view the linked article or where you can post the link online.”

Better than no access at all.

Garnet Hertz and Disobedient Electronics

With my design theory hat on I must say that this looks amazing…

“Disobedient Electronics: Protest (Hertz, 2016) is a limited edition publishing project that highlights confrontational work from industrial designers, electronic artists, hackers and makers from 10 countries that disobey conventions. Topics include the wage gap between women and men, the objectification of women’s bodies, gender stereotypes, wearable electronics as a form of protest, robotic forms of protest, counter-government-surveillance and privacy tools, and devices designed to improve an understanding of climate change.”

Download the PDF: Disobedient Electronics: Protest (Hertz, 2016)