The Shallows: Reading One

An assortment of things relating to Reading One.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
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On The Simpsons

On
Family Guy 

General cartoon appropriations of the film

The Space Odyssey explained

Roger Ebert’s (film critic) thoughts

Connections to other Sci-fi films 

TIFF recently hosted a retrospective of Kubrick’s films and art inspired by them

How much of Kubrick’s vision was scientifically accurate? (Engineering and Technology Magazine)

Internet Resource Archive on 2001

When computers say stuff with feelings

Articles/essays on Google Scholar

 

And now, on to SEA SLUGS

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Above, Aplysia. This image is from the Thornton Lab at the University of Oregon. (Are you recoiling? Are you not? What does that say about your neuroplasticity?)

PRINTING and READING
• Educational clip about the history of printing and reading
• Gutenberg then vs Gutenberg now: Project Gutenberg

Your Outboard Brain Knows All, Clive Thompson.

And…sigh…yet another indication that the internet/smart phones are rewiring our brains: Phantom Phone Vibrations.

NIETZSCHE’S TYPEWRITER
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Read
about this machine and how it changed Nietzsche’s writing

 

MULTITASKING
Multi-tasking is a lie
. (That’s my summary)
Full academic article.
Summary of new human-information processing skills

 

GOOGLE and THE SHALLOWS
How Google is Changing Your Information-Seeking Behavior, Lab Soft News Blog.

Is Google Making Us Stupid? Nope!, Philip Davis

The above (Davis essay) is a response to this article in The Atlantic.

And, another anti-Carr response to the question about Google and our collective stupidity.

And, if you’re going to use Google, learn to really use it.

Nicholas Carr’s book site | blog


MIRROR NEURONS

VS Ramachandran: Mirror Neurons

 

NORMAN MAILER vs MARSHAL McLUHAN!
• Watch the video of Norman Mailer arguing with Marshal McLuhan

• Marshall McLuhan: talking about the medium is the message.

Just Remember This, by Michael Greenberg

 

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