What is Interface Critique?

Interface Critique is an attempt to interrogate apparatuses and applications. How can we examine the dissolving intersections between human and machine? How can we comprehend the contexts and conditions of their production? Where and how do these interfaces govern and guide us? How do they shape our perception of our surroundings and of our world? And what significance could the interface have in the context of current technological, social and economical developments?

We see it as vital to understand the obscurity and fuzziness of the concept as a chance for theoretical productivity and welcome its frictions and contradictions. The aim of this platform is to open up a multidisciplinary space in order to understand the phenomenon of the interface in its dynamic developments and as a cultural phenomenon, to develop theoretical perspectives beyond mere aspects of usability and design principles on one hand and reflexes of cultural pessimism on the other.

To find out more about this read the articles on this website or get the first volume of our book. 

 

If you want to get in touch, please do:

Florian Hadler, flohadler (at) gmail (dot) com