The design and designing of über TV

Sade, Gavin J. (2005) The design and designing of über TV. In Vital Signs, 7-9 September 2005, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne.

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Abstract

Presented as a confection of vignettes, this paper sets out to capture glimpses of the design and designing of über TV. This charts the author’s process of questioning the technological ground upon which new media design practices ostensibly stand. Über TV is the name given to the pervasive, ubiquitous and enframing new media technologies that are slowing being designed into our everyday environments. The aim of this process of questioning is to develop a qualitative approach to measuring the ‘vital signs’ of new media ecologies; and, to disturb and unsettle the assumptions and consensus developed around new media technologies. Through the selection and combination of vignettes, the paper argues that new media practices are in many instances fixated on the new, and as a result, render the underpinning technologies as “ready-to-hand” and readily disposed. In conclusion, the paper suggests that in part the value of new media arts is grounded in a willingness to reflect upon and critically question the ontological designing of über TV…

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ID Code: 19216
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Deposited On: 27 Mar 2009 04:01
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