Evgeny Morozov on Transformational Objects

I just finished reading Evgeny Morozov's To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. Do you know this feeling: you turn the pages, thinking "I fully agree", "yes", and then the feeling turns into an "If he would only know our work" - sigh. On Sunday, I took on the final chapter "Smart Gadgets, Dumb User" (which starts with a Bruno Latour quote ;-)) and there on position 5951: "A trio of German designers at the Folkwang University of the Arts set out to build what they call 'transformational products' ... " followed by a little review of the Never-Hungry-Caterpillar extension cord and the Forget-Me-Not reading lamp. And in this keynote, Evgeny Morozov even talks about it (minute 20) (Seven on Seven Keynote, 20. April 2013, at The New School's Tishman Auditorium).

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And this is what he talks about:

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