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Interface Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the fifth of six layers in The Stack, the Interface layer. The chapter outlines a typological history of interfaces, from the mechanical and the iconic to the haptic and the ... More


You Already Know How to Use It: Technology, Disability, and Participation

Elizabeth Ellcessor

in Restricted Access: "Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479813803
eISBN:
9781479865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813803.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on how material technologies—and their discourses—construct a dominant, able-bodied “preferred user position.” It focuses on the idea of use, encompassing both intended and ... More


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