[Air-L] OUT NOW: Interface Critique Journal vol. 2 – Navigating the Human

florian hadler flohadler at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 12:06:54 PST 2019

*OUT NOW: Interface Critique Journal vol. 2 – Navigating the Human*

All articles are available as open access on our website
<http://interfacecritique.net/> and as print for €29.90

*“What kinds of conceptual and artistic frameworks will help us understand
the implications of our participation in the hybrid human-technical systems
that have become essential to contemporary life in developed countries?”
This question raised by N. Katherine Hayles is not only central for her own
current work, in which she offers a glimpse in her contribution to the new
issue of Interface Critique. It also reflects a main aspect of the issue’s
focus: Calling up on the hybridity or interdependency of humans and
technology, it criticizes tech ideologies and Californian Narratives which
share a premise of “human engineering” – to refer to a term already used in
1965 by K. F. Hywel Murrell, one of the founders of research in
human-machine ergonomics.*

>From this perspective, current buzz words such as behavioral programming or
persuasive technology uncover the powerful bias of research and development
in ICT: its assumption that human behavior in technological settings is
something to be designed. The critical examination of such a concept of the
human – as yet another systemic component – is the focus of this
issue, *Navigating
the Human*. Rather than to be integrated as an element in functionalistic
interface paradigms, the human factor in technology may be conceptualized
as resistant moments of subjectification. Since questions of subjective
resistance are especially raised by contemporary critical artistic
practice, this issue of *Interface Critique* also includes artistic
contributions beyond classical scientific paper formats. They are
accompanied by contributions from media, art and cultural studies,
philosophy, digital humanities and design theory, among other fields.

With contributions by Katriona Beales, Christoph Borbach, Filipa Cordeiro,
Jan Distelmeyer, Christoph Ernst, Karl Wolfgang Flender, Masato Fukushima,
Laurel Halo, N. Katherine Hayles, Julia Heldt, Darsha Hewitt, Timo
Kaerlein, Armin Linke, Anthony Masure, Mari Matsutoya, Roland Meyer,
Frieder Nake, Kalli Retzepi, Nils Röller and William Tunstall-Pedoe.

Florian Hadler, Alice Soiné, Daniel Irrgang (eds.)

*Interface Critique Journal: Navigating the Human*

No. 2, 2019

Published at arthistoricum.net, Heidelberg University Library


ISSN 2570-0472 (Print), ISBN 978-3-947449-74-3 (Softcover)
261 p., € 29,80 EUR

// florian hadler, prof. dr.
// flohadler.com <http://www.flohadler.com>
// interfacecritique.net

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