Designing for and against the manufactured normalcy field
The most productive of these ideas for me so far has been the Manufactured Normalcy Field. The Field is Rao’s attempt to explain the process of technical adoption. Rao argues that when they’re presented with new technological experiences people work hard to maintain a “familiar sense of a static, continuous present”. In fact, he claims that we change our mental models and behaviors theminimum amount necessary to work productively with the results of any change.
Things That Feel Weird
Things That Feel Normal
Things That We Used To Feel About Things
a thermos is a container that contains a container inside of it surrounded by nothing because if you put stuff into something and surround it with nothing it will keep on being what it is and can’t change into something else. so a thermos acts as a sort of mobile suspended animation device (fishspawned)
via Urban Honking
or thoughts on technical adoption and things that need weirding that are not dune