Reading-Writing the Metainterface Body

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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Søren Bro Pold - Lecturer

In our coming book, The Metainterface, we describe how the interface has developed beyond the PC and is integrated into devices, apps, clouds, and data streams as new cultural platforms. The metainterface is both omnipresent and invisible, universal and intimate, at once embedded in everyday objects and characterized by hidden exchanges of information between objects. Besides cartographic mapping of traffic and people’s whereabouts from Google, social media and smart city services, we also see a more intimate relation to – and control of bodies. In order to focus on how the body is controlled and scripted by the metainterface we will present two artistic examples of metainterface bodies: JODI’s app ZYX which deconstructs the metainterface body and Erica Scourti’s Body Scan which demonstrates how the body is read, profiled and interpreted as a data structure and a commercial entity in the metainterface.
30 Nov 2017

Event (Seminar)

TitleAffective Interfaces
Degree of recognitionNational event

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