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“There was a time when it was not technology alone that bore the name techné... Once there was a...
From Rourke
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Proposal for a multimedia playground
 
With new technology comes new possibilities to execute technique. If we look to the trend of...
From Michael Gaio
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I wrote this post December 2008 but didn't publicly post it here. I don't why, other than I hate facebook, I was ranting and thought I'll keep it to myself. But, appearing in this past year (2009), there are already solutions to what I see as new emerging problems with the internet and usage being confined to pre-designed and pre-determined...
From Xarene
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City of Words by Vito Acconci, 1999
From HackerLastPip
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Here is another beautiful animated visualization of a collaborative project on the...
From carel
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"There's more time between Gobekli Tepe and the Sumerian clay tablets [etched in 3300...
From TherealGaryHill
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I know that I know nothing and from that I start to know one thing. I often rebuild large parts...
From BenRayfield
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Spaceship Earth is a world view term usually expressing concern over the use of limited resources...
From keen
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Socrates said, "The misuse of language induces evil in the soul." He wasn’t talking about grammar. To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for profit, without taking responsibility for what the words mean. Language used as a means to get power or make money goes wrong: it lies. Language used as an end in...
From unfolding
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Why do we place so much value on reading, writing and arithmetic? We have polarized our...
From jaycousins
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“Dear Mother Nature: Sorry to disturb you, but we humans—your offspring—come to you with...
From Wildcat
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I am currently reading one of (probably) the best books in the hard sci-fi genre, it appears that...
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“I have not here been considering the literary use of language, but merely language as an instrument for expressing and not for concealing or preventing thought. Others have come near to claiming that all abstract words are meaningless, and have used this as a pretext for advocating a kind of political quietism. Since you don’t know what...
From unfolding
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This mini-paper was given at the Escapologies symposium, at Goldsmiths University, on the 5th of...
From Rourke
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Anticipation of Love Neither the intimacy of your look, your brow fair as a feast day, ...
From syncopath
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I think I am thinking about thinking, but when I try to write it in math it doesn't think about its own thinking. Intelligence is deeply self referencing, a hall of mirrors so bizarre you can't tell if you're a reflection or the real thing. We live in darkness, delusional enough to think the electricity patterns crossing our skull are the objects...
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The Angel of History: walking backwards into a digital mental health future by Mark Brown Living a life with mental health difficulty can rob us of our sense of the future; reduce us to living from moment to agonising moment. The debate about technology and mental health often focuses on what might be lost rather than what might find. When...
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A collection of essays by great thinkers and doers of the "third culture" in response to an annual question posed by Edge.
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Documenting Graphic Language No.2 - Armin Hofmann "Critical thinking comes as a result of...
From Athila
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It is possible that writing has an intrinsic relationship with lines of flight. To write is to trace lines of flight which are not imaginary, and which one is indeed forced to follow, because in reality writing involves us there, draws us in there. To write is to become, but has nothing to do with becoming a writer. That is to become something...
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Long ago... No one tore the ground with ploughshares or parcelled out the land or swept the sea...
From First Dark
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The text below is an image of a Discursive (Hyper)text... Please click it to read the full,...
From Rourke
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Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan expound on violence, alienation and the electronic envelope. The...
From Wildcat
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“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested:...
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I came across this story by the late great Arthur C. Clarke. I'm not going to reproduce it here because it's probably copyrighted to his estate or something like that, but if you're interested in reading a very short story about the fictional fate of a certain species, which just might be applicable to our own, I suggest you do so by clicking the...
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I made a short about a year ago that seems to be a fairly accurate metaphor for the Total...
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This is a short book. Sounds good when I put it like that, doesn't it? However, much as its plot...
From Robokku
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Nine years ago scientists discovered the expansion of the universe is accelerating, and slowly...
From openartist
 
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as...
From syncopath
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A book that makes you think, laugh and continue reading.
From Kilgore Trout
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Human beings versus machines, or machines as instruments of human designs? The answers to these two questions would have been obvious years ago: Human beings, of course, machines are instruments of human design! But now days when we speak so much of progress, science and technology as if progress, science and technology were in themselves...
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A compelling, thought provoking and eloquently written science fiction novel written by Robert Silverberg. It is essentially a dystopian novel, following many of the main themes explored by "We" (by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1921), "Brave New World" (by the great Aldous Huxley, 1932) and "A Modern Utopia" (by H.G....
From theministryoftruth
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Academia in the age of the search engine Historically, the world’s universities have been the...
From rene
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Marshall McLuhan has been mentioned in passing in various comments here on spacecollective,...
From sjef
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"Sync" by Steven H. Strogatz Topic: coupled oscillators, applied math Tonight the Beijing Olympic games (um... 2008) have opened with a huge bass of square drums made of bronze and wood that covered the central stadium. Each drum would glow when hit by a dedicated person, a drummer, or artist standing next. The performance was...
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Sometimes the most fascinating books are the ones we cannot read. Here are two illustrated texts...
From First Dark
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Prometheus Rising was my entry point into a new freedom. I found the book through some...
From monkee
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Polytopia
 
The Atlas of Cyberspace illustrates graphically, the shapes, structures and complex forms of the...
From Wildcat
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http://www.beyondmedia.it/ The BEYOND MEDIA festival is one of the main events worldwide dedicated to the most current visions on contemporary architecture and on the outcomes of the intense relations which exist between architecture and the media.
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The great enhancement debate
 
Two realms of self-enhancement In three(ish) parts: Introduction The concrete realm The...
From Robokku
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When we think of minds we think of intentions. Intentions that lie behind acts, acts that unfold at the recourse of agents: agents with minds. In short, when we look out at the world we see objects that are acted upon and entities that do the acting. This clear cut distinction between the 'done upon' and the 'doer' appears stable, but it hides one...
From Rourke
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Paper Disorder is an interesting and experimental film by Marcus Tomlinson, made for an exhibition...
From thinkingmaking
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As much as I try to seduce my code I always just get an echo back. So blind Tiresias gave to...
From jonobr1
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"There are certain writers whose thought is so important that it doesn't matter whether you...
From Wildcat
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My Friend Pietro wrote me an e-mail this morning, just got the chance to read now: "Do...
From Holzmeister
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Every moment of awareness is a pile of interpretations all in superposition. A single state of...
From Mariana Soffer
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Philosophers have long wondered about the connection between metaphor and thought:: "We...
From Mariana Soffer
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A Short Introduction "If you don’t admire something, if you don’t love it, you have no reason to write a word about it". (Deleuze and Parnet, Dialogues, 144; in O'Sullivan, 5) Though it may not have been recognized as such at the time of its publication, today, The Logic of Sensation has come to be recognized as one of...
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