MAN transFORMS. Aspects of Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, 1976.

A very special issue of DISEÑA Journal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Diseño UC, about the hopes, fears, expectations and intimacies we evolve with and through instrumentations, tools, and mediums.

A call for your contributions and collaborations prepared by Jamie Allen and Donato Ricci.

How do we account for the sensitive ways in which our tool sets, and our choice of these, infrastructure co-productions of knowledge and meaning? Submissions can take the form of academic papers, narrative essays and more-than-textual contributions by design, art and media researchers, as well as experimental humanities researchers and natural science investigators. Deadline for contributions is 20/09/19.

“The exact same experience can mean two totally different things to two different people, given those people’s two different belief templates and two different ways of constructing meaning from experience… As if how we construct meaning were not actually a matter of personal, intentional choice.”
— David Foster Wallace (2005)

“Every human tool relies upon, and reifies, some underlying conception of the activity that it is designed to support. As a consequence, one way to view the artifact is as a test on the limits of the underlying conception”
— Lucy Suchman (1987)

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