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Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects

“Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects” (Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby)

©2001, Princeton Architectural Press; ISBN: 3764365668

Dunne, an architect, and Raby, a furniture designer, discuss their approach to design as a means of critique. They present the idea of “value victions”, stories in which the technology is the same, but values are radically different, as opposed to “science fictions”, in which the values are the same, but technologies are different. Finally, the present the Placebo project, a project designed to examine people’s relationship to and awareness of the effects of electromagnetic radiation.

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