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Kirtan Patel 2/29/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
Selection made on Version 17
But we are no longer just using computers. We are using computers to use the world. The obscured and complex code and engineering now engages with people, resources, civics, communities and ecosystems. Should designers continue to privilege users above all others in the system? What would it mean to design for participants instead? For all the participants?
But we are no longer just using computers. We are using computers to use the world.
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Matt Nish-Lapidus 3/23/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
This reminds me of Lev Manovich’s concept of cultural transcoding in digital media. That it’s more than just making our media into bits, it’s a fundamental shift in our understanding and relationship to media. The digitization of media starts to push digital ways of thinking into culture. For example, expectations and preferences around language and style (images, glitches) that bleed out of the result of digitization into traditional media, and into our cultural expectations for communication and information exchange.