A group of architects, artists and designers sat down to discuss the topic of immaterial and material constructions of platforms and displays. As this led to many areas of consideration, the graphic designers started to define various subjects as chapters. This turned out to cause more confusion than clarity: were the group discussions becoming a book?
First, when adapting the definition of chapters into the spatial term, pillars, we could continue the mutual understanding. Later on, when presenting various pillars of findings in an academic environment, it did not take many seconds before pillars were corrected into sections. And so it goes; the chapters, pillars, and sections of this research, are neither printed, nor built, but simply terminology for categorizations by the different involved fields. In the aftermath, this reference has proved handy when stretching the likelihood of unpredictable misinterpretations across the interdisciplinary field of the display- and platform vocabulary.

This section provides a brief overview of key aspects of the terminology in use of Display on Display.

  • A chapter  
  • A pillar  
  • A phase  
  • A layer  
  • A unit  
  • The platform nature  
  • Platform imagination  
  • Infrastructure  
  • Scripts and algorithms  
  • Networks  
  • Graphic design  
  • Parasite tactic  
  • Toolness  
  • Tools