This historical echo is often audible in the Maker rhetoric around 3D printing...– On Thingpunk | Ideas For Dozens (via iamdanw)
It’s easy to fetishize Brutalist buildings when you don’t have to live in them....– On Thingpunk | Ideas For Dozens (via iamdanw)
The assumption driving these kinds of design speculations is that if you embed...– Your Body Does Not Want to Be an Interface | MIT Technology Review (via zachrose) I’d like to position this against Wendy Chun’s “Programmed Visions”. There’s a lot of interesting things to discuss here.
The “re-” gestures—such as reblogging and retweeting—have become cultural rites...– Kenneth Goldsmith, Why Conceptual Writing? Why Now? (via untilasinglesolitonsurvives)
First Listen: Mikal Cronin, 'MCII' : NPR →
rawkblog: This record, on the other hand, is a MONSTER OF SUNSHINE. Hell yes. Big Star. Teenage Fanclub. And Mikal Cronin.
We’re reaching a cliff of AI, where the height of human knowledge falls off into...– http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672270/artificial-intelligence-is-the-new-uncanny-valley (via wiredvanity)
The best way to understand the manufactured world is not to see it as a work of...– Kevin Kelly (via inthenoosphere) “We’ve always been digital” as Joanna Zylinska states.
Thus perception, and, in general, the sensory actions of a human, become...– Timothy Scott Barker, Time And The Digital: Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time (2012), p. 63.
We need the power of modern critical theories of how meanings and bodies get...– Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (via rhizombie) A pretty good case for the continued relevance of the Humanities as well, as an added bonus.
Unlike Google, which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the...– Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet - Apr. 8, 2013 (via new-aesthetic)
Monomania is what it sounds like: a pathologically intense focus on one thing....– Benjamin Nugent - The Upside of Distraction (The New York Times)
The World Through Robot Eyes →
I’m linking to this even though I haven’t watched it myself (my English was terrible and I can’t bare to watch myself on video). Anyhow, here’s my talk on human versus machine and digital vision at HUMlab in Umeå, Sweden.
The human body and not the steam engine, and not even the clock, was the first...– Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch (via mirrortheories) Someone just liked this very old post and reminded me of how awesome this book was, so I’m reblogging myself. (via mirrortheories)
The Skin as Metaphor: Fashion, Technology &...
What is it that moves over the body of a society? It is always flows, and a...– Gilles Deleuze, Lecture from November 1971 I think this lecture is the best introduction to Anti Oedipus/A Thousand Plateaus. Check it. (via rhizombie)
Connectendess — which is state of always being connected to the Internet and...– Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work — Tech News and Analysis (via everythingisdisrupted) Me too. But I also see the cuts in this connectedness. I see its abcense, its disconnect, its noise. One does not function without the other. A flow makes no sense if we do not break it up into...