New article: Humanist evaluation methods

Can we use humanist theories to design new texts? And can we use these design projects as humanist research, to add to the theories we have used? I discuss a few attempts to do so in this article published in the Journal of Media Innovations (open access).

Fagerjord, Anders. «Humanist evaluation methods in locative media design«. The Journal of Media Innovations 2.1 (2015). 107-22.

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Review of Blue Velvet in Vectors

Goldberg, David Theo and Stefka Hristova. «Blue Velvet: Re-dressing New Orleans in Katrina’s Wake» Vectors 3.1 (2007) <>

Blue Velvet is a linear article arguing that the disaster in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina was a socially produce one, as the affected area was designated for poor black people and had been neglected for over a century, a development made even worse by neoliberalism and the Iraq war. Les videre

Review of «Wegzeit»

Offenhuber, Dietmar. «Wegzeit: The geometry of relative distance». Vectors 1.2 (2006) <>

Regular maps show objective distances and spatial relations. But we also experience spaces in relative measures, such as the time it will take you to get somewhere. «Wegzeit» is a short presentation of six different experimental maps of Los Angeles. Les videre

Review of «Objects of Media Studies»

Hastie, Amelie (curator). «Objects of Media Studies». Vectors 2.1 (2006). <> 28 July, 2014.

This is a curated collection of texts by eight writers exploring the materiality of one object each. The nodes can be read in three ways: By author, by curator’s narrative, or free browsing. Les videre