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Last week at CHI’2012 I was invited to respond to Richard Shusterman’s talk on somaesthetics. Since then, a number of people have asked me for my slides, so I’ve uploaded them here. For what it’s worth, my slides are actually based on my commentary to Shusterman’s chapter on Somaesthetics in the Encyclopedia of HCI at…

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Recently interaction-design.org sent me a preview of an upcoming encyclopedia chapter on aesthetic interaction, entitled “Visual Aesthetics in HCI and Interaction Design,” by Noam Tractinsky. I read through his piece and the existing commentaries that were online at the time. I couldn’t help but notice that Tractinsky himself and all of the commenters all represented…

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Salon has an article today about a controversy that happened recently at Print magazine, when it published a critique of Apple. The original critique is here (and has some very interesting analysis beyond its basic premise): http://printmag.com/Article/An-Anatomy-of-Uncriticism And the Salon article on the dust-up is here: http://www.salon.com/2012/01/12/design_critique_imprint/ One thing at stake in all this is…

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As many of this blog’s readers know, my background is in the Humanities, which has been a good and bad thing for me as a researcher in the predominantly scientific discipline of HCI. For several years, one of my projects has been to clarify and distinguish from each other scientific and humanistic modes of knowledge…

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