Digital by Design: Crafting Technology for Products and Environments

Digital by Design: Crafting Technology for Products and Environments

by Conny Freyer
     
 

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"Digital by Design is a wide-ranging survey that considers the work of those visionaries who are reimagining the relationship between technology, design products, immersive environments and human interaction for the twenty-first century. The result is a captivating assessment of pioneering approaches in art and design that encompasses a broad spectrum of humanist… See more details below

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"Digital by Design is a wide-ranging survey that considers the work of those visionaries who are reimagining the relationship between technology, design products, immersive environments and human interaction for the twenty-first century. The result is a captivating assessment of pioneering approaches in art and design that encompasses a broad spectrum of humanist values, humour, magic and sensory experiences." Leading multi-disciplinary art and design practice Troika has selected more than 100 objects, products and installations that exemplify this progressive new wave of technologically infused art and design. The book's bold presentation is indicative of Troika's hands-on knowledge of these fields and their transformative practices.

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Library Journal

Three of the principals of Troika, a graphic-and-product design firm based in London (not synonymous with Troika Design Group, the TV branding agency in Hollywood), compiled, wrote, and designed this catalog. Made up of an impressive selection of over 100 objects that embrace digital technology, from the quotidian (a toaster, a telephone, and toys) to the robotic (a drawing machine and a chair that self-destructs and reassembles itself), the book begins with an introductory essay on the impact not only of technology but also of science fiction, postmodernism, and narrative form on today's most innovative designers. Divided into four unintelligibly titled sections, the beautifully illustrated-if overdesigned-entries are accompanied by brief introductions to the artists' and designers' work, as well as clear descriptions of the objects featured. The key contribution of this book is the view of the designer not as practical problem solver but as dreamer, inventor, and commentator. Recommended for larger design collections.
—Paul Glassman

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ISBN-13:
9780500514382
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date:
02/09/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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