Author: rw

  • In-between

    When technologies seem to vanish, where do they go? Do they hide in-between? This is the proposal in one of the chapters of the Mundania-book. It starts like this: When media and technologies withdraw, they can seem to vanish into thin air. They become ambient, part of the atmosphere. Ethereal. A kind of technology-induced effortless…

  • Vanishing Points

    Points of interaction and engagement with technologies could as well be vanishing points. Where technologies and systems recede from attention. This is the theme of the chapter Vanishing Points in the Mundania-book. It starts like this: Devices, gadgets and everyday things might be the most obvious tangible entities of Mundania. Present technology. Perceivable and touchable.…

  • Arrival

    The first chapter of the book Mundania – How and Where Technologies Are Made Ordinary is Arrival. This is how it starts: What if everyday life was approached as a life in Mundania? A realm where more and more complex and incomprehensible technologies become part of the atmosphere. Layer after layer of these technologies is…

  • Mundania – How and Where Technologies are Made Ordinary

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    Since January 2024 the book Mundania – How and Where Technologies are Made Ordinary by Robert Willim is available through Bristol University Press. This is how it is described: Digital services, platforms and arrangements are often promoted as smooth and convenient, smart or intelligent. When introduced, devices can appear utterly fascinating or awkward, even disquieting. Eventually, however,…