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The University of Southampton
Winchester School of Art

Toyetic Technology: A Media Ethology of Playful Objects Seminar

Seth Giddings
16:00 - 17:30
31 May 2017
Harvard Suite (Room Number 3032), WSA

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Professor John Armitage at .

Event details

As part of a new project on the future of toys in a postdigital media culture, this talk will ask what the implications and possibilities are for rethinking the history, anthropology and ethology of technoculture with toys rather than tools placed centre stage. How might a critical attention to playful objects open up ideas about use and instrumentality, embodiment and excess, the machinic and the imaginative, the material and the semiotic, communication and nonsense?

Speaker information

Dr Seth Giddings ,is Associate Professor of Digital Culture and Design. He writes and makes media objects about technology and play, with particular interests in popular digital game culture and experimental design for play.

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