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[In this chapter, I introduce a strategy for working both with and against Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres trilogy ([1998–2004] 2011–2016). The spatial questions of Spheres are related to being-in the depressive sphere, which is better known temporally as the Anthropogenic epoch. This book brings new...
[If philosophies of media can be read as a novel, where are designers when reading Spheres or doing spheres research? The answer is autobiographical so as to assess whether Spheres is an appropriate design philosophy. I remember what Spheres theory was staked upon: that’s being-in the design of...
[How, where and who reports back on communal activities in academia matters. The reader might expect there to be writing about the academic reading group’s discussion, (of who said what) followed by a discussion about consensus and cooperation. Instead, the debate is circumnavigated so as to...
[A book’s indexicality (citations, bibliography, endnotes and references) matters because this is how ideas travel and authors become world-leading. Approached initially through counting, I evidence how Sloterdijk is primarily negligible through indexicality towards those who identify as female....
[The design-in of this chapter concerns body copy in relation to the page layouts of Spheres and the exhibition catalogue for Making Things PublicMaking Things Public (Sloterdijk in Latour and Weibel 2005). Body copy is the name given when words on the page are visually prepared. Part one...
[The design-in of this chapter relates to a one-year interface design. The live, geospatial (GIS) web-based application enables environmental scientists to add, assess and analyse threat assessments to endangered species on a digital map. This requires consensual working on matters of...
[Creating a companion to Spheres was always going to be a cynical task, but to what extent can designers unpack the depressive sphere? Positioning Spheres theory at atmosphere designers means more than just adopting a cynical practice; rather, it involves considering design’s inwardness as a...
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