Ecologies of Transformation
Ecologies of Transformation is an upcoming art exhibition of the 2019 ACM Conferences Creativity & Cognition. The art show is free and open to the public.
Visit the Ecologies of Transformation website (https://ecologiesoftransformation.ucsd.edu/) for a full agenda and details.
The “interface” is dead. It depended upon distinctions between elements that needed some intermediation. This was always an illusion, but it served some purpose for a time in simplifying design tasks while more substantial system ecologies developed. But we were never separate from systems that needed an interface, and now, the idea that the interface mediates interactions between us and computational systems misses almost the entire mark as human interactions, computational devices and the world become ever more entangled into social, economic, political, and environmental relations. A better concept might be the interlace. We are inherently intertwined with myriad systems with myriad agencies. And most of these systems are not primarily about us, we just live there. Some of these conditions are better engaged with enhanced visibility and cogence, and for others, it makes no difference.