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In this process, the manifold ways in which agency can be enabled (and disabled) by design are thrown into relief. " Thi s involves asking local community members to walk around their area wired up to a GPS (Global Positioning System) device which records emotional arousal in conjunction with their geographical location. This data is annotated onto maps, which can be used in discussion with councils, to make meaningful changes to the local area in response. Here, there are no 'end users ' any more.
Rawanch aiku l uses t his to talk about immigratio n. Signs, like people, become d isplaced . One effect, as Bourriaud sugges ts, is 'to illum inat e their hist or y. [Artists working S arte< ilIllC Designers of possibility In the original article we asked, via the thinking of the French curator I kola Bourriaud, 'I low do we make sen e of th ultural haos" This 'chaos' i a (digital) cultural condition which is global and nomadic, where infor mation, images and identiue have become creolised: extricated from their origins and tran.
Limited Language: Rewriting Design: responding to a feedback culture by Colin Davies