Anthony Masure is associate professor and head of research at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). His research focuses on the social, political and aesthetic implications of digital technologies. He co-founded the research journals Back Office and Réel-Virtuel. He is the author of the essay “Design et humanités numériques” (2017).
Articles of Anthony Masure
Pour un design radicalement circulaire. À propos des « Considérations écologiques » de Vilém Flusser
In his “Ecological Considerations”, an unpublished article written in French in 1984-1985, Vilém Flusser shows the limitations of a sharp opposition between nature and culture, and supports the provocative hypothesis of a naturalization of technology, which takes the form of a circular production. The notions of object and waste become the poles of a critique of consumption, which Flusser links to the development of digital programs and information theories. Examining this text, at a distance of nearly forty years, allows us to take a step back from the debates and controversies relating to the field of eco-design. It shows that a radically circular design would not change production and not even consumption, but the very definition of design.