During your Systems working time over the next week, listen to the following podcast. It has two parts. I’ve linked to both.
And let’s start with this!
And this! The 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
“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.
NORMAN MAILER vs MARSHAL McLUHAN!
The debate summarized and explained by our friend, Nicolas Carr
The importance of the text.
Marshall McLuhan: talking about the medium is the message.
CHAPTER ONE, HAL AND ME
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
TIMELINE OF COMPUTER HISTORY
When computers say stuff with feelings (Scholarly article)
But, really, how is the internet affecting us?
Are you really the dumbest generation? And how do you feel about that?
Author of Interview
PRINTING and READING
Screen vs paper–the differences in comprehension and recall
F pattern of internet reading
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
Is Google Making Us Stupid? Nope!, Philip Davis
And, another anti-Carr response to the question about Google and our collective stupidity.
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
The Circle (Dave Eggars)
AFK: The Pirate Bay
And, of course, BLACK MIRROR! on Netflix.
The Ikea Coloring Book: Here!
KATE BINGAMAN BURT
The above image is from Kate Bingaman Burt’s website, part of her Daily Drawing series.
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.
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
Wheel of Worry, Andrew Kuo
Penelope Umbrico, Suns from Flickr
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!
Friday March 13 at 7:45
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.
This lecture looks extremely relevant to our class.
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.
For Reading Response #4, please listen to this episode of RadioLab.