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Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design The question Are We Humanis both urgent and ancient Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley offer a multilayered exploration of the intimate relationship between human and design and rethink the philosophy of design in a multi dimensional exploration from the very first tools and ornaments to the constant buzz of social media The average day involves the experience of thousands of layers of design that reach to outside space but also reach deep into our bodies and brains Even the planet itself has been completely encrusted by design as a geological layer There is no longer an outside to the world of design Colomina s and Wigley s field notes offer an archaeology of the way design has gone viral and is now bigger than the world They range across the last few hundred thousand years and the last few seconds to scrutinize the uniquely plastic relation between brain and artifact A vivid portrait emerges Design is what makes the human It becomes the way humans ask questions and thereby continuously redesign themselves

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
  • Beatriz Colomina
  • English
  • 06 February 2019
  • 303778511X

About the Author: Beatriz Colomina

Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture at the Princeton University and Director of the interdisciplinary program Media and Modernity She is a historian and theorist who has writtenextensively on questions of architecture, art, sexuality and media Mark Wigley is a Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus of Columbia Universitys GraduateSchool of Architecture, Planning and Preservation He is a historian and theorist who explores the intersection of architecture, art, philosophy,culture, and technology



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