The widespread inability to understand technological artifacts as fabricated entities, as social and cultural phenomena, derives from the fact that in retrospect only those technologies that prove functional for a culture and can be integrated into everyday life are 'left over.' However, the perception of what is functional, successful and useful is itself the product of social and cultural--and last but not least--political and economic processes. Selection processes and abandoned products and product forms are usually not discussed.
Interview with Furtherfield
The future is like the Jetsons, plus rape.Johannes Grenzfurthner
I think that Man in creating God somewhat overestimated his abilities.Johannes Grenzfurthner
Privacy is a bourgeois fantasy.Johannes Grenzfurthner
Companies like Nike already use Graffiti as a standard variety in their marketing campaigns and the first people who read Naomi Klein's 'No Logo' were marketing gurus who wanted to know what they shouldn't do.Johannes Grenzfurthner
Imagination is an abuse of power.Johannes Grenzfurthner