The Screenless Office

The Screenless Office is an artistic operating system for working with media, that eschews the use of a raster-based display. The goal of the project is not to produce techniques that can be justified in terms of speed and efficiency. Instead, the office seeks to describe an alternative phenomenology of everyday human interaction with media. The system is constructed using free/libre/open hard- and software components, especially for print, databases, web-scraping and tangible interaction. The talk will explain the artistic rationale and implementation choices, as well as show media-archeaological research and experimental results.