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Brave new interfaces / Jan Cornelis / Brussels [Belgium] : VUBPress = Brussels University Press (2007)
Brave new interfaces : Individal, Social and Economic Impact of the Next Generation Interfaces [printed text] / Jan Cornelis, Author ; Marleen Wynants, Author . - Brussels [Belgium] : VUBPress = Brussels University Press, 2007 . - 324 p.. - (Crosstalks; 2) .
ISSN : 9054874164
Languages : English (eng)
T 6 Congresses
Abstract: We are proud to present you with a new, quite exceptional collection of articles bundled in this second CROSSTALKS publication. Some of the articles are loosely based, while others are directly based, on the discussions, insights and perspectives raised during the Brave New Interfaces workshop of 27 April 2006 in Brussels. The topic of exploring existing and future interfaces and their design emerged from numerous discussions on whether some spectacular technological innovations also meant or implied something more than just technological progress. Depending on the gender and the technological literacy of the conversationalists, the answer might be yes, no, or somewhere in between.
Another drive behind this publication was the need to find a common language to discuss all things interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinarity has been a major buzzword for a couple of years, but reality proves that different descriptions, meanings and implications are tagged to it. What exactly are we talking about? Everything can be labeled interdisciplinary in our culturally diverse and quickly changing world. So we gathered key people from the European design, architectural and technology-driven worlds to reflect on the meaning of working, thinking and acting in an interdisciplinary way and what the added value could be.
Contents note: Prologue -- Part I Some theoretical approaches -- 1. Technology & interface challenges for the 21st century, Hugo De Man -- 2. The economic impact of demographical evolutions, Jørgen Mortensen -- 3. Creative communities in a network society, Ezio Manzini -- Part II Creativity & innovation in a corporate context -- 4. Interfacing with the future, Josephine Green -- 5. Beyond the User Interface, Jan Bouwen -- 6. Minding the business that minds the user, Joannes Vandermeulen -- Part III Breakthrough case studies from Belgium -- 7. Beyond the building, Salvatore Bono -- 8. Socio-economic challenges for a mobile networking society, Jo Pierson & An Jacobs -- 9. The Virtual Worlds of Workspace Unlimited, Wayne Ashley -- Exploring social dynamics and identity through digital art, Kora Van Den Bulcke & Thomas Soetens -- 10. Messiaen reflected: development of a meta-model for musical analysis, Peter Swinnen & Tom Deneckere -- 11. Probo, a friend for life? Kristof Goris, Selma Yilmazyildiz, Jelle Saldien, Björn Verrelst, Dirk Lefeber, Werner
Verhelst -- 12. Human ++ Emerging technology for body area networks, Bert Gyselinckx & Philippe Mattelaer -- 13. Bridging the gap Research in an experience-oriented world, Nico Verplancke -- Epilogue 14. Power to the people, Jan Van Den Bergh
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