Obsolete peripherals: the ghost of the machine?

Maycroft, Neil (2015) Obsolete peripherals: the ghost of the machine? In: PLATE Conference, 17 - 19 June 2015, Nottingham Trent University.

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It is a commonplace that many products we buy bring along with them a range of both material and immaterial ‘add-ons’, some of which are obligatory, some necessary, some welcome and others unwanted. They are often unexpected, as many of these additional elements do not feature in advertising for products, in their retail display, or on packaging. Such ‘add-ons’ extend the notion of a product into an extensive series of material, economic, social and often quasi-legal relations. This paper considers these ‘peripherals’, especially as they relate to computer based consumer products, in relation to excess, obsolescence, and waste.

Keywords:E-waste, Obsolescence, Peripherals, bmjtype
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
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Deposited On:04 Aug 2015 10:41

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