XIX.3 May + June 2012
Page: 96
Digital Citation

Interface, then and now

Eli Blevis

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Image Contributor: Eli Blevis

Genre: Reflection on the constancy of function and the disposability of form over time, as induced by changing technologies.

Pictured is a very rare (circa. 1960) watch dial—a kind of interface for time telling. The design includes chronograph sub-dials—a kind of interface for time keeping, a 24 hour dial with North indicator arrow—a kind of interface for sun compass navigation, and black and white dial areas—a pictographic interface for night and day modes. The box from a modern device with similar functions and cachet is pictured in the background.


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