September 9, 2007

I’d like to return to Erik’s discussion for a moment. When considering the designer, his/her tools, and the material, I want to address experience (meaning the empirical knowledge, procedural knowledge, the “know-how,” etc. in observing or working with a thing or event). To use the carpenter as an example again: The carpenter’s material is wood,…

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Marty cited the well-known quote from Marshall McLuhan: “The Medium is the message.” Although the expression elicited lots of debates and some scholars even raised a different idea, “the message is the medium”, his thinking still makes sense to me in some degree. I believe that the characters of different medium would influence how people…

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At the beginning, Lev Manovich proposed a lot of question,  “Where were the theoreticians when….?” These questions show us another aspect of design, theory, progresses, or we can say change: it’s unpredictable character. Although we are always trying to predict the future or the result of some action or design. “I aim to describe and…

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Christian’s excellent introduction to Lev Manovicht focused in part on the power of the medium to shape communication. The term “medium” refers to the communicative substrate that we chose to “fix” a given message, different examples include: print, radio, film, television, web and so on. What’s fascinating about media is how they invariably shape both…

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I looked up and down the list of categories in this blog to pick topic up for posting. All categories are really strange for me except leisure things, because I have studied regarding only science or engineering things. It seems a philosophy study for me. Anyway, I found a document about visual social semiotics while…

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