High Fives to the Avant-Garde

  • Kurtis LesickEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9746)


This essay both explores and rationalises the role of the avant-garde in visceral design and Human-Computer Interaction by comparing the Digital and Industrial Revolutions and situating the role of ‘counter-culture’ practitioners as early expressers of both new cultural paradigms and new social ontologies.


Visceral design Experience design Philosophy Ontology Emotion Historiography Critical history Art Avant-garde Interfaces Praxis Design fiction Innovation Expressionism Situationism Fluxus Subjectivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alberta College of Art and DesignCalgaryCanada

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