Category Archives: body

Assistance – On the History of Assistive Ensembles

The category of assistive technologies is often discussed as a political category (Alper 2017), as they invoke connotations such as “in need of help” with respect to the respective users* (Mills 2015; Kotsch 2012; Ott 2014). In the 2nd convention … Continue reading

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„It’s like theater“ – Soziale Konzepte von Gender und Körperlichkeit in Ari Asters Midsommar

von Sarah Reininghaus und Julia Willms Der vorliegende Artikel plant Entwürfe und Repräsentationen von Weiblichkeit im Zusammenhang mit Körperlichkeit und damit verstärkt Frauenfiguren[1] in Ari Asters Midsommar[2] in den Blick zu nehmen. Das Ziel ist es, anhand dieses populär-relevanten Beispiels … Continue reading

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Invisible Women – Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

A book review by Johanna Mehl. In her award-winning book „Invisible Women“ Caroline Criado Perez shows, how the lack of data or the refusal to regard existing data on women’s bodies, environments, and occupations cause the perpetuation of a male … Continue reading

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Designing Utopia – Designers as Catalysts for Transformation

by Tom Bieling It is said that if 3.5% of the population, across all classes, are prepared to change substantial aspects of their way of life, this will set in motion a profound change in society. 3.5 %, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Zwischen Materialität und Medialität: „Die Sprachen des Materials“ (#BookReview)

Die in den letzten Jahren auch in den designtheoretischen Diskursen zunehmende Auseinandersetzung mit dem Begriff „Agency“ – der in diesem Zusammenhang im Deutschen wohl am ehesten mit „Handlungsmacht“ übersetzt werden kann – hat nicht nur die Wirkungskraft von Subjekten, sondern … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standarization in bodily Appearance

Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standarization in bodily Appearance The past decades have seen a global boom in the body aesthetics services with profound effects on people’s bodies worldwide. The global beauty and fashion industries disseminate mass-mediated images of men … Continue reading

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Skintimacy is an interface that allows for the manipulation of electronic-based processes through touch. Depending on whom you touch, the way your bodies make contact influences the control of both analog instruments and digital setups. Alexander Müller-Rakow and his team … Continue reading

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Touching new ways of commincation for 2012 and beyond….

Dear friends Liebe Freunde Caras amigos A healthy, successful and happy 2012 to all of you (especially those we haven’t met this year)! Euch allen (insbesondere denen, die wir in diesem Jahr leider nicht treffen konnten) sowie einen sicheren Rutsch … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphe – Different views on the human body

“Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and of things which are not, that they are not.” (Quote from the anthropomorphe blog)  Anthropomorphe features an extensive collection of  stunning imagery that challenges our notions of … Continue reading

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