Konstantin Haensch: From ‘Interfacing Objects’ to ‘Interface Things’? Material-Strategic Notes on the Smart Speaker Design
(Special Section: Materialities of the Interface)
Suggested citation: Konstantin Haensch, From ‘Interfacing Objects’ to ‘Interface Things’? Material-Strategic Notes on the Smart Speaker Design. Interface Critique 3 (2021), pp. 285–300.
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Konstantin graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts, where he later worked as a Research Assistant. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and currently holds a stipend at Princeton University. Situated at the nexus of aesthetics, media culture, and design/economics, his research looks into the economic and material conditions of the Smart speaker. Konstantin is co-editor of the eight-volume ongoing book series Texturen (Logos), the Forum zur Genealogie des MedienDenkens (UdK Press), as well as the anthologies Uncanny Interfaces and Uncanny Entrepreneurship (Textem).