Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne :: Excerpts

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After much hunting couldn’t find the book Hertzian Tales in any of the UAL libraries. So scavenged the internet. Here’s a few quotes from the book from Magical Nihilism’s Blog Post

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“Another form of dematerialisation is defined by electronic objects’ role as interfaces. With these objects the interface is everything. The behaviour of video recorders, televisions, telephones and faxes is more important than their appearance and physical form. Here design centres on the dialogue between people and machines. The object is experienced as an interface, a zone of transaction.”

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“The material culture of non-electronic objects is a useful measure of what the electronic object must achieve to be worthwhile but it is important to avoid merely superimposing the familiar physical world onto a new electronic situation, delaying the possibility of new culture through a desperate desire to make it comprehensible”

“How can we discover analogue complexity in digital…

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