From Cognitive Interfaces to Transcendental Protocols

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Anything can be an interface, as long as it is in between and as everything is in between, everything is an interface. Interfaces create affordances or possibilities for action. They affect our perception and cognition. How can the interfaces with such transformative potential be designed? Moreover, if interface create a set of actions, what if we go beyond the notion of interfaces and think in terms of the protocols? Not the kind of protocols that say to do this and not to do that. The kind of protocols that transcend reality, that lie in the realm of practices, such as meditation, artistic practices, version-control systems, BitCoin, chaotic itinerancy, and other polysingular approaches.

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