Thinking From Outside the Wrapped Box

Self awareness, teamed with Kim awareness and Bae awareness, produced this study about unwrapping wrapped boxes: “Exploring the First Momentary Unboxing Experience with Aesthetic Interaction,” Chajoong Kim, James A. Self, and Jieun Bae, The Design Journal, vol. 21, no. 3, 2018, pp. 417-438. Here’s detail from the study: The authors are at UNIST (Ulsan National […]

The Philosophy of Skin – It’s a wrap. (Thanks, Heidegger’s Verstehen!)

A great deal of academic research has focussed on skin. Indeed, skin regularly features heavily in several specialist scholarly  journals – not only covering its behaviour and its problems, but also its aesthetics. But less weight has been afforded to inquiries regarding what might be called the the ‘philosophy’ of skin. The balance may have […]