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Text that redefines - or - How to redefine the text.
 
What is the meaning of meaning? We can view meaning at two levels. First, it is a cognitive...
From Mariana Soffer
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Information overload It is great to have access to huge amounts of information, but since we are...
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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i am desperate to find participants from the arts, design, architecture etc. communities....
From amzamz
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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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Spaceship Earth is a world view term usually expressing concern over the use of limited resources...
From keen
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I rarely share CNN stuff; they suck in journalism. But this little window into Shishmaref, Alaska...
From Xarene
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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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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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http://www.home-2009.com/us/index.html IN A FEW SHORT DECADES, HUMANITY HAS UPSET THE BALANCE...
From alert
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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.
From Xarene
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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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Grapholectic Thought and the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness --- published in full at...
From Rourke
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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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The text below is an image of a Discursive (Hyper)text... Please click it to read the full,...
From Rourke
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Documenting Graphic Language No.2 - Armin Hofmann "Critical thinking comes as a result of...
From Athila
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Project:
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 point at the small cardboard structure on the train's table. The guard stands blankly and...
From Robokku
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Documenting Graphic Language I'm going to post on this space a series of graphic design work that I think is relevant to be documented. I started with Lou Dorfsman's work. The idea is post relevant images that exemplify how the terrestrials communicate apart from vocal language.
From Athila
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In homage to a thinker who's storytelling indeed creates realities. Excerpts from the short story...
From Fast T
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Project:
Branding the Species
 
The following are thumbnail versions of my bound book since the full size would not fit and would...
From cyang
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Gérard Genette: "The text is that Möbius strip in which the inner and outer sides, the signifying and signified sides, the side...
From Rourke
 
Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan expound on violence, alienation and the electronic envelope. The...
From Wildcat
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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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Project:
Polytopia
 
City of Words by Vito Acconci, 1999
From HackerLastPip
1 comment  4   1 
 
Academia in the age of the search engine Historically, the world’s universities have been the...
From rene
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Project:
Polytopia
 
In one of the most uncanny revelations in science fiction, the protagonist of H.G. Wells’ The...
From Rourke
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In the chapter titled Author as Producer of Walter Benjamin's Reflections, he introduces Sergei Tretiakov's 'operating writer', and how his/her mission, as opposed to the 'informing writer', is "not to report but to struggle; not to play the spectator but to intervene actively". This description is of the author not as activist--because...
From Xarene
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Via NewScientist.com 1. Farthest North - Steve Jones, geneticist 2. The Art of the Soluble -...
From A0013237932294
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Project:
The great enhancement debate
 
Two realms of self-enhancement In three(ish) parts: Introduction The concrete realm The...
From Robokku
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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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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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Project:
Polytopia
 
Here is another beautiful animated visualization of a collaborative project on the...
From carel
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From Holzmeister
1 comment  1   
Project:
Polytopia
 
The Atlas of Cyberspace illustrates graphically, the shapes, structures and complex forms of the...
From Wildcat
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Marshall McLuhan has been mentioned in passing in various comments here on spacecollective,...
From sjef
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Georges Poulet: “Like everybody else, I believe that the end of criticism is to arrive at an intimate knowledge of the reality...
From Rourke
 
Is language is a purely cultural phenomenon or not? Obviously it's the most successful...
From folkert
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Outstanding Reading Material I have carefully selected a few of the outmost important texts on...
From Wildcat
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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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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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Project:
Polytopia
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...
From Wildcat
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Before the printed book there was the book as relic, the book as idol to knowledge. Those who...
From Rourke
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I added a comment to this post today, about photographs of libraries. I reproduce it here. I...
From Robokku
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Jorge Luis Borges: "I cannot think it unlikely that there is such a total book on some shelf in the universe. I pray to the...
From Rourke
 
I am a bad reader. Slow, ill-disciplined, with a wandering mind. I will rarely manage a...
From Robokku
4 comments  4   3 
Project:
Polytopia
 
Readers: Do you think in hypertext? The era of the linear tome is dead, information is a web -...
From Rourke
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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...
From gamma
Your average 'alternative' 'underground' 'cult' summer booklist will name conservative corkers like William Gibson, Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Kesey, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Pynchon, Kathy Acker, Hubert S. Selby or Brett Easton Ellis. A 'real' underground list might add snotty punk-fashionistas like Stewart Home or Henry Rollins. But if you have read...
From wilfriedhoujebek
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