pold on Fri, 11 Jan 2002 21:18:46 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Behind the Blip: Software as Culture

Very inspiring and thoughtprovoking article! About HCI the field is in
fact getting wider thanks to people like Bill Gaver, and there are many
interesting things going on in relation to the aesthetics and
cultural/political issues of interfaces. E.g. on the concepts touched by
Matthew Fuller such as the user, transparence or even speculative
software. See e.g. Anthony Dunne's "Hertzian Tales" or the brilliant
Swedish research group, Play, http://www.playresearch.com, who has dealt
with issues such as slow technology, design for reflection and informative
art. So HCI is not quite as behaviouristic as it is outlined in the

Soeren Pold, ph.d., adjunkt (assistant professor)
Multimedia Studies & Comparative Literature
University of Aarhus    Office: 5341.121
IT Parken     phone: +45 8942 5654
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DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark  email: pold@multimedia.au.dk

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