Mind the Gap: Technology as soma
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The author argues that the notion of wearable technology betrays a materialistic approach to design that constrains the construction of a means to fully facilitate the functionality of technology. It is argued that by taking the view that technology can be considered an extensive form of humanity a space can be opened for designers to explore how the body can be considered an architecture for facilitating consciousness and technology a means of distributing consciousness by means of an extended body. The author - by sketching out a new design territory calling into question some current approaches to usability - intends to provoke thought rather than to provide answers.
Volume 22, Number 1
- Metatechnicity 
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