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Digital Humanities Conference Series

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November 30, 2022
Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a talk, on November 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. (EST) on Jitsi, as part of a series of conferences on digital humanities organized by the Clermont-Auvergne Institute of Technology and the Lycée Jean Monnet, titled "Pour un design contre-intuitif, moche et compliqué" (For Counter-Intuitive, Ugly and Complicated Design). Jitsi link to come!

For several years, the GAFAM have been spreading a particular rhetoric that now informs the way we understand the digital world: platforms, tools and technologies must be simple, intuitive, beautiful, fast... But this rhetoric hides a fundamental problem: simplicity, intuitiveness and this standardized beauty are only signs of a growing digital incompetence. We depend on the GAFAM, the GAFAM think for us. By praising non-intuitive, ugly, and complicated design, I intend to lay the groundwork for a true digital literacy that critically challenges the discourse of the GAFAM.

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