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Encountering things : design and theories of things

Author: Leslie Atzmon; Prasad Boradkar
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
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Encountering Things brings together leading design scholars to explore the relationship between thing theory and design, exploring production processes and offering an engaging, theoretical perspective about the social and cultural lives of objects. Focusing on the themes of process and product, the contributors investigate the productive interplay between the activity of design and the objects that design uses and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Encountering things. Design and theories of things.
London : Bloomsbury Academic 2017
(OCoLC)994232952
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Atzmon; Prasad Boradkar
ISBN: 9780857856548 0857856545
OCLC Number: 1004271460
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Filled with wonder: The enchanting android from cams to algorithms / Betti Marenko --
2. When objects fail: Unconcealing things in design writing and criticism / Peter Hall --
3. practically living weight of convenient things / Cameron Tonkinwise --
4. Big things: The vibrant culture of boomboxes / Lyle Owerko --
5. Theorizing the hari kuyo: The ritual disposal of needles in early modern Japan / Christine M.E. Guth --
6. Nothingness in April Greiman's Does It Make Sense? / Elizabeth Guffey --
7. Making things, things / Nina Rappaport --
8. Distributing stresses: The development and use of the Eames Dining Chair Metal (DCM) / Michael J. Golec --
9. What design tells us about objects and things / Giorgio De Michelis --
10. modern American telephone as a contested technological thing, 1920 --
39 / Jan Hadlaw --
11. Memory, materiality, and the Montreal Signs Project / Matt Soar --
12. Connecting things: Broadening design to include systems, platforms, and product-service ecologies / Hugh Dubberly --
13. Designing things as "poor" substitutes / Carl Knappett --
14. graphic thing: Ambiguity, dysfunction, and excess in designed objects / Phil Jones --
15. Agency and counteragency of materials: A story of copper / Prasad Boradkar.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie Atzmon and Prasad Boradkar.

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Encountering Things brings together leading design scholars to explore the relationship between thing theory and design, exploring production processes and offering an engaging, theoretical perspective about the social and cultural lives of objects. Focusing on the themes of process and product, the contributors investigate the productive interplay between the activity of design and the objects that design uses and produces. Chapters span the design disciplines and essays examine the processes by which objects, things, and artifacts are made; the lives of design objects; and things in their cultural contexts. Theoretical discussion is encouraged by in-depth case studies of things themselves. Each chapter includes an informational sidebar per essay and a useful glossary of key terms.

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