Curious Rituals: Gestural Interaction in the Digital Everyday (2012)

19 March 2013, dusan

Curious Rituals is a research project conducted at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) in July-August 2012 at the media design program.

It looks at gestures, postures and digital rituals that typically emerged with the use of digital technologies (computers, mobile phones, sensors, robots, etc.): gestures such as recalibrating your smartphone doing an horizontal 8 sign with your hand, the swiping of wallet with RFID cards in public transports, etc. These practices can be seen as the results of a co-construction between technical/physical constraints, contextual variables, designers intents and people’s understanding. We can see them as an intriguing focus of interest to envision the future of material culture.” (source)

The book features an essay by Dan Hill, followed by a design fiction by Julian Bleecker and script of a short film.

Authors Nicolas Nova, Katherine Miyake, Walton Chiu, Nancy Kwon
Published in September 2012
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License
72 pages
via Roelof Roscam Abbing

A Digital Tomorrow (short film, 10 min)


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