Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects

Dunne, A

Dunne and Raby investigate the real physical and cultural effects of the digital domain, demonstrating that mobile phones, computers and other electronic objects such as televisions profoundly influence people's experience of their environment. Dunne and Raby's ideas have important implications for architecture and design In this, their first major book, they introduce their extraordinary new way of thinking about objects, space and behaviour to a broad audience. The book is divided into three sections: 1. Manifesto, introducing the authors' ideas about electromagnetic space. 2. Conversations. Dunne and Raby talk to a variety of designers, architects and artists about the impact electronic technology has on their practice. 3. Placebo. The intriguing results of a project involving Dunne and Raby's working furniture prototypes, including a table with an integrated global positioning system and a chair that lets the sitter know when radiation is passing through his body.

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