Re-Write 鍵盤書法


Multimedia Installations,2007




ReWrite Series explores how an everyday technological interface, keyboard, shapes our habits of communication. According to Sherry Turkle, the confusion between the "convenience" and the "transparency" in interface design actually enhances the opacity of the technology underneath. However, people nowadays tend to manipulate the computer at a surface level, where the embedded computing logic and cultural reference are lost. This project treats the computer keyboard as a "platform" to evaluate the technological influence that has been made in our everyday communication. It probes the shifting from calligraphic writing to word typing by creating a language in between, "keyboardese". This new, hybrid communication aesthetics can only be made possible by the collaboration between the computer keyboard and the choreography performed by our fingers.