“Each time we say “IRL,” “face-to-face,” or “in person” to mean connection without screens, we frame what is “real” or who is a person in terms of their geographic proximity rather than other aspects of closeness — variables like attention, empathy, affect, erotics, all of which can be experienced at a distance. We should not conceptually preclude or discount all the ways intimacy, passion, love, joy, pleasure, closeness, pain, suffering, evil and all the visceral actualities of existence pass through the screen. “Face to face” should mean more than breathing the same air”
“Only people who have done an apprenticeship with nature can be trusted with machines.”
Who designs? Computer or human?
“Having an idea, feeling inspiration, and using motivation are things that the computer cannot do. The computer enriches the design process. For me, it itself and the way it works is often an inspiration for research and experimentation. Working with the computer is a symbiosis.”
— Lena Weber on Ambiguous Aesthetics.