Situated Design Reading: The Air Pockets in Spheres
If philosophies of media can be read as a novel, where are designers when reading Spheres or doing spheres research? The answer is autobiographical so as to assess whether Spheres is an appropriate design philosophy. I remember what Spheres theory was staked upon: that’s being-in the design of the depressive sphere. I bring together new and revised feminisms related to Spheres from design ethnographies and philosophy over a thirty-year period, beginning with a vignette about protesting women in 1968.
KeywordsProtest Rally Reflect Remember
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