the mouse holds us

collected research, writing, and project documentation on the computer mouse by emma rae norton

7. Complication of the Computer Mouse

11 minute single channel video. May 2020.

6. Mouse as Camera, Mousepad as Book

What does the mouse see? Are not all books also mouse pads?

Screenshot of desktop. One video feed of vertical mouse housing an endosopic camera hovering over a mouse pad that is also a book. One video feed from endoscopic camera, in this case a part of a quote that reads: early mouse users were mostly men Screenshot of desktop. One video feed of vertical mouse housing an endosopic camera hovering over a mouse pad that is also a book. One video feed from endoscopic camera, in this case a part of Doug Engelbart's face

5. Complication of the Computer Mouse (Preview)

2 minute excerpt. May 2020.

4. Computer Mouse Conference

The first ever Computer Mouse Conference was co-organized by myself and Ashley Jane Lewis. Held at 370 Jay St. on November 9th 2019. Below is a photograph of our panelists (left to right): Tega Brain, Laine Nooney & Ayo Okunseinde. Moderated by Ashley. Stay tuned for 2021 conference announcements on Twitter!

Photo of panel from Computer Mouse Conference

3. Close To The Metal

Summer 2019. Real Life Magazine essay. On the value of reintroducing friction into our interactions with computers.

screenshot of Real Life Magazine article

2. A Scrolling Lecture

Spring 2019. Performance lecture.

screenshot from Scrolling Lecture website, text reads: are programmers not just glorified typists?

1. Anti-capitalist Mouse

Fall 2018. This is a failed attempt at building a mouse that would do the following: violently shake when moving past an advertisement, disable clicking on "buy now" buttons, cause cursor to move extremely slow. In retrospect this mouse lived up to its own name because it never actually worked.

image of inside of Apple Hockey Puck mouse, integrated circuit and rollerball