Adversarial Design


SPORE is featured in the recently published book titled “Adversarial Design” by Carl DiSalvo (MIT Press) In Adversarial Design, Carl DiSalvo examines the ways that technology design can provoke and engage the political. He describes a practice, which he terms “adversarial design,” that uses the means and forms of design to challenge beliefs, values, and what is taken to be fact. It is not simply applying design to politics—attempting to improve governance, for example, by redesigning ballots and polling places; it is implicitly contestational and strives to question conventional approaches to political issues Chapter 4 titled Devices of Articulation: `Ubiquitous Computing and Agonistic Collectives focuses on SWAMP’s work SPORE.

You can buy the book at MIT Press