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[Commlist] Media Theory 3.1: Rethinking Affordance

Fri Aug 23 18:26:29 GMT 2019

The new issue of Media Theory (vol.3, no.1), a special issue on 'Rethinking Affordance', edited by Ashley Scarlett & Martin Zeilinger, is now available (open access).

The issue features articles by Olia Lialina, Maximillian Alvarez, Torsten Andreasen, Aline Guillermet, Michael Marcinkowski, Vendela Grundell, Mark Nunes, Özgün Eylül Işcen, Shintaro Miyazaki and Laura Lotti, as well as a lengthy introduction from the editors.

Issue available here:


Rethinking Affordance

Ashley Scarlett & Martin Zeilinger


Once Again, the Doorknob: Affordance, Forgiveness, and Ambiguity in Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction

Olia Lialina

(Digital) Media as Critical Pedagogy

Maximillian Alvarez

Destituting the Interface: Beyond Affordance and Determination

Torsten Andreasen

K.O. Götz’s Kinetic Electronic Painting and the Imagined Affordances of Television

Aline Guillermet

Reframing the Networked Capacities of Ubiquitous Media

Michael Marcinkowski

Rethinking while Redoing: Tactical Affordances of Assistive Technologies in Photography by the Visually Impaired

Vendela Grundell

The Affordances of Place: Digital Agency and the Lived Spaces of Information

Mark Nunes

Forensic Aesthetics for Militarized Drone Strikes: Affordances for Whom, and for What Ends?

Özgün Eylül İşcen

Take Back the Algorithms! A Media Theory of Commonistic Affordance

Shintaro Miyazaki

The Art of Tokenization: Blockchain Affordances and the Invention of Future Milieus

Laura Lotti

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