Mark Hansen’s “Bodies in Code” continued

Here, I will continue my reading and notes from the introductory chapter of Hansen’s Bodies in Code.  Throughout the introduction, Hansen turns to the work of Myron Krueger, a pioneer in mixed reality thinking.  Krueger, says Hansen, looks at the interface of human and computer to argue that the body is the mediator between the computer and…

What Do “Affordances” Tell Us About Design?

This short(ish) magazine article was the first time I encountered the term “affordance” in new media theory. Seems like something to look into more. Affordance, a term first conceptualized by J.J. Gibson, is used to refer a type of relationship that naturally occurs between an inanimate object and a person or animal. In this article,…