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Book Club: Shopping for Sharpies in Seattle

Tuesday

Jun 19, 2018 – 6:00 PM

2149 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60616 Map

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The Library UX Chicago Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 19 at the Skylark Bar to talk about the article "Shopping for Sharpies in Seattle: Mundane infrastructures of transnational design.” The article will change how you look at Post-it notes and Sharpie markers! Here is a snippet from the abstract: "We analyze some highly-valued tools and software, such as post-its, as infrastructures with both practical and symbolic functions. These infrastructures are made meaningful in the shared practices of a transnational but primarily Euro-American design community. Designers in India employ a number of strategies we call 'infrastructure work' to be able to participate as designers in this mold." Many thanks to Robin Hofstetter and John Jung for convening the book club. Please contact jej@uchicago.edu if you have any trouble downloading the article.

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