Toward a new paradigm of compassionate digital objects.
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The Materials are filtered and given "form" & "relation" by the Languages, that then project them into the Archetypes, manipulated with the Question/Strategy layer.
All systems use this model, whether conscious of it or not, so we'll need to separate the Cosmology from APD or at least grant it its desired independence, incorporating it primarily as a referential object to establish context.
We have witnessed three evolutionary cycles in online interfacing: from page to app to ecology. Yet popular discourse rarely progresses beyond the first, nor our tools beyond the second.
The application of graphic design principles to the archetypal “webpage” made total sense in the Geocities Era. Grids. Composition. Color. Typography. The printed page made digital.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve witnessed the rise of rich web apps and mobile apps that form simple systems alongside the invention of the "UX Designer" to create & comprehend them.
Unfortunately, these systems don’t function in isolation. Instead, they are interwoven into an evolving and uncontrollable web of financial, administrative, cultural and communication systems interconnected by APIs and the slow, unfolding wave of digitization.
We design within complex systems without the tools or language to understand them. Context is largely invisible. Comprehension of incentive mechanisms is only skin deep. “Emergence” is a strange word. The implications of our ignorance have been on greater public display since 2016.
We need a new etymology, ontology, linguistics & ethics to comprehend and contend with the creation of these artificial ecologies. APD is a practical philosophy & proposal toward this direction.
My artefact is is the impulse response of a room, a hall, a church or even a bridgehead. The impulse response can be explained as the individual acoustical fingerprint of an architectural shape. With the mathematical operation of convolution it is possible to place any sonic event in any environment that is imaginable.
In my case it is a recording of a baroque organ with very close microphones used.
In my research there are three waysthe signal will be processed: the convolution with a stereo/5.1 impulse response, higher order ambisonics (HOA) and headphone ambisonics.
Q: What emerges when The Interface is interpreted as the visual metaphor of an underlying Infrastructure?
The Archetypes are defined not in terms of a fixed ontology, but based on their temporary & explicit interaction within the Artificial Ecology.
Object is Agent is Environment Is Agent is Object is Environment is Object is Agent.