Blog de Pau Alsina, profesor e investigador en arte, pensamiento y tecnociencias
During the weekend of the 16th and 17h of May 2015 took place in Hangar the Manifestosprint in the context of the European project PIPES. In order to work intensively on the Manifesto I was invited to work together with JL Marzo, Tere Badia, César Escudero, Jara Rocha, Andreu Belsunces, Quelic Berga Laia Blascos, Mario Santamaria, Femke Snetling, Rosa LLop and Clara Piazuelo. It was a great experience, we had a lot of fun and a lot of work that we hope it will continue somehow and somewhere.
Here you can find all the information about PIPES: http://pipes.hangar.org
And here you can find the Manifiesto itself, that I copy below: http://interfacemanifesto.hangar.org/index.php/Main_Page#Puntos_del_manifiesto
1. The interface is a device designed and used to facilitate the relationship between systems.
2. (To) interface is a verb (I interface, you interface …). The interface occurs, is action.
3. The interface exists in the crease between space and time; it is a device and simultaneously a situation. It is rendered (updated under thoughtful conditions) and emergent (joining into something new).
4. The interface collects traces: traces and remains of all agents/agencies which converge in it.
5. The interface is the tip of the iceberg of a complex system of agents/agencies, of interdependent infrastructures, codes, data, applications, laws, corporations, individuals, sounds, spaces, behaviors, objects, protocols, buttons, times, affects, effects, defects …
6. An interface is designed within a cultural context and in turn designs cultural contexts.
7. The interface responds and embodies the economic logic of the system in which you enroll. It is a political device.
8. The ideology of the interface is always embedded in the interface itself, but it is not always visible.
9. Can we make the invisible visible? The more present interfaces are in our lives, the less we perceive them.
10. The interface uses metaphors that create illusions: I am free, I can go back, I have unlimited memory, I am anonymous, I am popular, I am creative, it’s free, it’s neutral, it is simple, it is universal. Beware of illusions!
11. The standard calls for a universal subject and generates processes of homogenization, but reduces the complexity and diversity . What is not standard?
12. Users are entitled to know what the interface hides. Access to knowledge is a fundamental right.
13. In the design of the interface, not only skills but also emotions and affections are deployed. How are emotions produced and circulated in interfaces?
14. The user uses the interface perform agency, they coproduce each other and therefore they have the ability to define, redefine and contradict themselve by action or omission.