The Shallows: Prologue and Chapter One

And let’s start with this!

  And this! Fpattern 5MbThe new media are not bridges between man and nature – they are nature…The new media are not ways of relating us to the old world; they are the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at will. – Marshall McLuhan

 

PROLOGUE

“We are approaching the “technological simulation of consciousness, when the creative process of knowing will be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society”

 

This is Marshal Mcluhan; He is dead.

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NORMAN MAILER vs MARSHAL McLUHAN!

The debate summarized and explained by our friend, Nicolas Carr

The importance of the text.

Watch the video of Norman Mailer arguing with Marshal McLuhan
Transcript of the video

Marshall McLuhan: talking about the medium is the message.

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CHAPTER ONE, HAL AND ME

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
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The long cultural shadow of 2001: A Space Odyssey
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

Articles/essays on Google Scholar

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TIMELINE OF COMPUTER HISTORY

When computers say stuff with feelings (Scholarly article)

But, really, how is the internet affecting us?

How the Internet is changing the way we think

Are you really the dumbest generation? And how do you feel about that?

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PRINTING and READING

Screen vs paper–the differences in comprehension and recall

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WHY READING is good for you

Reading on screen vs reading on paper, Excellent article on the history of reading, how to understand how reading on screen is different.
• 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.


NICHOLAS CARR | General THE SHALLOWS resources

The article that started it all: Is Google Making Us Stupid.–where it started

Counter opinions

Is Google Making Us Stupid? Nope!, Philip Davis

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


Nicholas Carr’s
book site | blog

How Google is Changing Your Information-Seeking Behavior, Lab Soft News Blog.

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

PODCASTS + BOOKS + DOCUMENTARIEs

Podcasts
On The Media
Reply All
RadioLab
Internet History Podcast
TLDR
Manners for the Digital Age

BOOKS
You are Not a Gadget and Who Owns The Future by Jaron Lanier
Alone Together

I Hate The Internet | In the Guardian | In the New York Times

The Circle (Dave Eggars)

DOCUMENTARIES
AFK: The Pirate Bay

Aaron Schwartz: The Internet’s Own Boy

Google and The World Brain

Web Junkie

And, of course, BLACK MIRROR! on Netflix.

 

 

Rule based design

Jenny Odell
http://www.jennyodell.com/projects.html

Nicolas Feltron
For those of you obsessed with data visualization created an app:

KATE BINGAMAN BURT

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The above image is from Kate Bingaman Burt’s website, part of her Daily Drawing series.

Listen to an new interview with illustrator and author, Kate Bingaman Burt. Remember? We saw her work at the beginning of the term—she is the artist that draws everything she purchases.

 

VISUALIZING TIME
Within your adapted directives many of you are dealing with issues of time, specifically how to map or visualize time (process). Here is some inspiration.
Keep on making.

 

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Image from The New York Public Library, digital collections
New York City Ballet, 1957. Martha Swope, photographer.
For those of you interested in motion: The New York Public Library recently made its archive of 24,000 films and tapes of dance available online. Here is a short article describing the impressive range of the collection. And here is the link to the collection:

NYPL Digital Collections | Jerome Robbins Dance Division Moving Image Archive

Christoph Niemann • Abstract Sunday

Junk Mail into Art
Wow. Another excellent adapted directive.

Wheel of Worry, Andrew Kuo

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Penelope Umbrico, Suns from Flickr

Turn your phone into a particle ray detector!

cosmic-ray-particle-showersImage: NASA.

After a semester of discouraging phone use, I’m finally posting a reason to use your phone! Use your phone to help solve the mysteries of the universe

Two physicists who work at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland are creating an app that transforms smart phones into particle ray detectors.

Read about their project.

Join the project!

Film about co-founder of Reddit/ information activist Aaron Swartz

Friday March 13 at 7:45
MacKinnon, 117
Free.

As part of their Social and Environmental Justic Symposium, OPIRG is showing the fantastic documentary, THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY.

 

Text is from takepart.com

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet.

But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

 

Happy (?) Valentine’s Day

Finally. A boyfriend or girlfriend your friends can believe in.

Invisible Boyfriend/Girlfriend gives you real-world and social proof that you’re in a relationship – even if you’re not – so you can get back to living life on your own terms.

Wow.

Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend.

And, if you just can’t get enough: How I Lost My Invisible Boyfriend in Six Days and I Dumped My Invisible Boyfriend but he Won’t Stop Texting Me