I would like a speculative device/service that could help me read ideology, not just in texts but in all kinds of things: in forms, in products, in television shows, in services. I want a device that helps me to understand what the underlying assumptions of such a product/service/media could be and then I can read more and more, as much as I might want to, into the given thing.
The people who do this now are primarily writers and journalists: they take something, look at it very closely, look at those who created it, extrapolate about what values are embedded within it and what values it recommends to others. An interpretation device, it does interpretive work. Or, better, it supports interpretive work, even if in a shallow way.
What would this mean: people who are curious about, say, a political argument, can see what the foundations of such a line of reasoning and the rhetoric might be. They can also, however, look at a computer mouse and see what values structure that form, the aesthetic, the relationship to productivity and pleasure. All of the underlying assumptions that inform all of the things that we use and consume everyday.