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Nº 279
Embodiment
Sep/Oct 2018

The extent to which body and mind represent two distinct entities or, in stark contrast, are mutually dependent on each other is a question that has been the subject of philosophical reflection since ancient times – at least in the European tradition.

 

The latter position has given rise to the concept of embodiment, which has been circulating in the sciences for a few years. This concept proposes that our perception of the world substantively depends on our physical experience of it – a thesis that is considerable for the field of design; according to this idea, physically designed artefacts determine our feelings and our thoughts. For this reason, in the coming issue we examine what embodiment means for design – whether our body itself or the products we interact with are modified or whether disembodied AIs are designed.

In addition, we interview Jan Wörner, director general of the European Space Agency, on current research projects and review the publication “Ordnung in der Gestaltung” [Order in Design] by Ulysses Voelker, which aims to provide an introduction to the (typo)graphical practice.

 

 

Nº 279 will be out on 16 August 2018.
116 pages, German/English, € 16.90 (DE)

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