2013 Reading Group: Interface as Dispositif
This years reading group's aim is to discuss key texts in Interface Studies - both foundational and current - in relation to participants' own projects. The theme of this semester’s reading group is "Interface as Dispositif". We would like to reflect upon the place of historic, current and emerging human computer interfaces in culture and specifically in shaping new relations and structures of power that reconstitute subjects, institutions, social formations, public and private spaces.
Participants may select texts from the list below, but are more than welcome to make their own suggestions. We encourage presentations that link a text to relevant objects of study (such as a particular technology, an art project or a design probe). Presenters are expected to motivate the choice of text and attempt to relate it to their own research project and to the theme of Interface as Dispositif.
During this first session, participants who wish to present should also select a date and a text/object. To allow participants to come to the discussion prepared, final selections (2-3 journal papers/book chapters) will be made and shared by the presenter(s) at least 2 weeks in advance. In the case of prototypes or other objects, the presenters should share as much documentation as possible at least 2 weeks before the presentation.
|Friday, 22 February 2013, 12:00-15:00||1.14||Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson||The Interface Effect|
|Friday, 22 March 2013, 12:00-15:00||1.14|
|Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 15:00-18:00||1.12|
|Friday, 24 May 2013, 12:00-15:00||1.14|
Suggested readings in interface studies
- Mark Johnson (1991). Knowing Through the Body. Philosophical Psychology 4 (1):3-18.
- Katherine N. Hayles. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1999
- David Rokeby (1995). Transforming Mirrors: Subjectivity and control in interactive media. In Simon Penny (Ed.) Critical Issues in Electronic Media (pp. 133-158). Albany: SUNY Press.
- Katherine N. Hayles (1999). How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.
- Steven A. Johnson. (1999) Interface Culture. Basic Books
- Richard Shusterman (1999). "Somaesthetics: A Disciplinary Proposal." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 57, pp. 299-313.
- Richard Shusterman (2000) Performing Live: Aesthetic Alternatives for the End of Art. Ithaca: Cornell UP.
- Jef Raskin (2000). The Humane Interface, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
- Edward A. Shanken (2000). "Tele-Agency: Telematics, Telerobotics, and the Art of Meaning" (2000).
- Mark B.N. Hansen (2006). Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media, Routledge.
- Paul Dourish (2004). Where The Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Cambridge, Ma: The MIT Press.
- Richard Shusterman (2006). "Aesthetic and Practical Interests and their Bodily Ground." William James Society, 1.1:12.
- Katherine N. Hayles. Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. South Bend, University of Notre Dame Press, 2008
- Anna Munster (2006). Materializing New Media: Embodiment in Information Aesthetics, University Press of New England.
- Nigel Thrift (2007). Non-Representational Theory: Space, Politics, Affect. London: Routledge.
- Shaleph O'Neill (2008). Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction. London, Springer verlag.
- Edward A. Shanken (2009). Art and Electronic Media. London and New York: Phaidon.
- Verhoeff, N. (2009) "Theoretical Consoles: Concepts for Gadget Analysis" Journal of Visual Culture 8, 3 (2009): 279-298.
- Verhoeff, N. (2009). "Grasping the Screen: Towards a Conceptualization of Touch, Mobility and Multiplicity." Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology. Sybille Lammes, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Joost Raessens, Mirko Tobias Schaefer (eds.) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press: 209-222.
- Carrie Noland (2009). Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture. Cambridge, Ma and London, Harvard University Press.
- Martyn Dade-Robertson (2011). The Architecture of Information: Architecture, Interaction Design and the Patterning of Digital Information. New York: Routledge.
- Wendy Hui Kyong Chun. (2011). Programmed Visions:Software and Memory. Cambridge, Ma: The MIT Press.
- Margot Lovejoy, Christiane Paul and Victoria Vesna (Eds.) (2011). Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. Bristol, UK / Chicago, USA: Intellect Books.
- Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge (2011). Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life. Cambridge, Ma: The MIT Press.
- Warren Neidich e.a. (2011). Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noopolitics. Architecture and Mind in the Age of Communication and Information. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
- Steve Benford and Gabriella Giannachi (2011). Performing Mixed Reality. MIT Press.
- Christian Ulrik Andersen & Søren Bro Pold (Eds.) (2011). Interface Criticism. Aesthetics beyond the Buttons, Aarhus University Press.
- Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell (2011). Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing. Cambridge, MIT Press.
- Mark Sheppard (2011). Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space. Cambridge, MIT Press.
- Janet H. Murray (2011). Inventing The Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice. Cambridge, MIT Press
- Alexander R. Galloway (2012). The Interface Effect. Cambridge and Malden, Polity Press, 2012