9783764365660

Design Noir : The Secret Life of Electronic Objects

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  • ISBN13:

    9783764365660

  • ISBN10:

    3764365668

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-01
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Summary

Dunne and Raby investigate the real physical and cultural effects of the digital domain, demonstrating that mobile phones, computers and other electronic objects such as televisions profoundly influence people's experience of their environment. Their ideas have important implications for architecture and design. In this, their first major book, they introduce their extraordinary new way of thinking about objects, space and behaviour to a broad audience. The book is divided into three sections: 1. Manifesto, introducing the authors' ideas about electromagnetic space. 2. Conversations, in which Dunne and Raby talk to a variety of designers, architects and artists about the impact electronic technology has on their practice. 3. Placebo, presenting the intriguing results of a project involving Dunne and Raby's working furniture prototypes, including a chair that lets the sitter know when radiation is passing through his body.

Table of Contents

Section 01: DIY Realities
Notopia
6(1)
Amateur subversions and beta-testers
6(1)
Consumers as anti-heroes: some cautionary tales
7(1)
When objects dream...
8(7)
Section 02: Hertzian Space
Nowhere to hide
15(3)
Spectral geographies
18(2)
Electrosmog
20(2)
Radiant objects
22(4)
Immaterial sensuality
26(12)
Connoisseurs
38(1)
Electro-sensitives
39(6)
Section 03: Design Noir
Electronic product as neglected medium
45(1)
Product genres
45(1)
Design noir
46(12)
Section 04: Designer as Author
Design is ideological
58(1)
Critical design
58(1)
(Un) Popular design
59(4)
Complicated pleasure
63(12)
Section 05: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects
Placebo project
75(1)
Objects
76(14)
Interviews
90

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