Design against nature

Crabbe, A., 2003. Design against nature. Design Studies, 25 (4), pp. 415-423. ISSN 0142-694X

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The process of disinfecting pits technology against nature. This issue is considered through examination of the design and development of a microwave disinfecting system for contact lenses. Here, technology intervenes to remedy a naturally occurring deficiency in human sight and the design solution requires indiscriminate annihilation of ‘lesser’ forms of life. With the march of science transforming our ethical and theological visions, questions are raised about the justifications for this strategy and the senses in which it may be seen to be responsible. The competing discourses of responsibility reveal the attraction of seeking to develop such technologies through multidisciplinary teams.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Design Studies
Creators: Crabbe, A.
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of Publication: Oxford
Date: 2003
Volume: 25
Number: 4
ISSN: 0142-694X
Rights: © 2003 Elsevier
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:09

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