DIGIT CULTURE – FINGER CONDOMS
Digit Culture is the first publication by students of Design Curating and Writing and was inspired by ‘Touch Base’, a DAE exhibition about tactility for the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan. In the space of a weekend they created Digit Culture, a handbook for the digital age. It assembles new insights and observations, as well as excerpts of historical and contemporary material that in composite offer a way of reading new forms of tactility in a digital age, considering in particular the feedback loop between body, brain, and screen via the fingertips. The publication was researched, written, edited and produced by the students, and designed by Yorit Kluitman. The project was featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Form magazine.
Ray Hu’s essay looked at the fingers of data-entry workers, sometimes caught by the scanner as they process books page by page for Google.