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15 Jun 2004 - 1:00am
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Saad Akhtar
2004

Jeff Howard wrote

On the highest level, it's interaction between the organizers and the government.

At "some" level everything interacts with everything! I've heard people
say "The sky is interactive.. it changes and affects people!!" Still
doesnt make it interaction design. And splitting hairs like calling the
signal orange t shirts "experience design" and isnt really neccesary. I
mean can't fashion just be fashion? If you really want to... you can
find interaction designer in everything... but why??

Saad Akhtar
National Institute of Design

Jeff Howard wrote:

>I'm going to back Dan up on this.
>
>On the highest level, it's interaction between the organizers and the government.
>
>And on a lower, more observable level, the designers are facilitating
>interaction between:
>Wearers and Community
>Community and Government
>
>I think this project is in bad taste, but it's still a good example of
>interaction design.
>
>// jeff
>
>
>
>"Joshua Seiden" wrote:
>
>I know that we've discussed this before, but I am again
>struck by the fact that you consider this an
>interaction design project.
>
>Graphic design, yes; Fashion, yes; even Experience
>Design I can see. But where is the interaction? I don't
>see it happening between the wearer and the shirt, nor
>between the shirt and the audience, except in the most
>theoretical sense--a sense that would require including
>literature as within the scope of interaction design.
>
>(I wonder if the Writer's Guild would make good allies
>;-)
>
>JS
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15 Jun 2004 - 1:10pm
Elizabeth Buie
2004

Saad Akhtar wrote:

>At "some" level everything interacts with everything!

I think I disagree.

Interaction goes two ways. That's why it's "inter"action.

When we have no effect on something, it acts on us but is not
"inter"active with us.

On the other hand (and this is why I said "I think" I disagree),
everything in the world is connected at some level, and in that sense
everything anyone does affects everything else, even in a miniscule or
infinitesimal way. The butterfly and the tornado, if you will. (Or
whatever catastrophe the butterfly is said to trigger.)

But I would have to limit "interaction" to things that interact with each
other directly and, I'm inclined to add, intentionally. If we are making
smoke signals or seeding clouds, we are interacting with the sky.
Otherwise, it is merely acting on us.

Elizabeth
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15 Jun 2004 - 1:25pm
Dave Collins
2004

>everything anyone does affects everything else, even in a miniscule or
infinitesimal way. The butterfly and the tornado, if you will. (Or
whatever catastrophe the butterfly is said to trigger.)

Elimination of the letter 'J' from the alphabet, IIRC.

Dave

15 Jun 2004 - 4:22pm
Elizabeth Buie
2004

It's not even a new idea.

Back during the Vietnam War, for example, they had bracelets engraved with
the names and capture dates of POWs (and MIAs, IIRC). They came with
information about their person, so that the wearer could talk about the
person to others.

Elizabeth
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