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Silvio Lorusso
The User Condition
Interactive online essay which uses research through theory to better understand the agency and behaviour of computer users.
 

Questioning the very notion of usership, Silvio Lorusso's research project tries to intersect multiple levels of user agency: from the minimal agency afforded by gestural interactivity (click, scroll, swipe), to the high-level agency which requires the invisibility of the system employed. Going beyond the reductive model of data production and exchange, ‘The User Condition’ is centred on the question: What are the online realities today of the user-as-laborer, the user-as-artisan and the user-as-politician?

 

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Silvio Lorusso
tutor, KABK BA Graphic Design and member of Research Group 2020

 

The interests of Silvio Lorusso combine technology, design, education, publishing, entrepreneurship and precarity. He deals with them by means of writing and making. In 2018, he published the book ENTREPRECARIAT: Siamo tutti imprenditori. Nessuno è al sicuro (Krisis). Silvio is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures of Amsterdam and a researcher at Willem De Kooning Academy. He’s also a member of varia, a space for developing collective approaches to everyday technology, and part of the editorial board of Italian graphic design magazine Progetto Grafico. He holds a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from the School of Doctorate Studies – Iuav University of Venice. Since 2013, he manages the Post-Digital Publishing Archive. He lives in Rotterdam and lectures internationally.

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