Designing Interactions

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Chapter 1 – Here to Stay

Interviews with Paul Saffo, James Truman, Chris Anderson, Neil Stevenson, and DJ Spooky

We want to tell stories, send messages, record music, communicate with one another and to posterity: these desires make us human, and we are not going to stop doing them any time soon. The media that we use are in constant flux, so it is surprising that each individual medium seems to be around longer than expected. You may not have written much recently on "leaf of palm" or "sedge-wrought roll," but if you are marooned on a desert island and want to put a message in a bottle, you may be quite happy to pick up a long neglected medium and scratch out the words on the nearest frond.

Here to Stay