Humans are fascinated by technology and what it does to our lives. But how does this fascination work and why are we fascinated? How has the theory of fascination and subjectivity found its way into user centered research in the history of technology and museums? These are some of the questions Rolf-Ulrich Kunze has looked at in his paper „History of Fascination and Fascinated History“.
These interesting topics and how family photos can be used to show the potential offered by the study of fascination and subjectivity for the history of technological culture, are some of the topics Rolf-Ulrich Kunze spoke about with Joshua Bayless in the following interview.