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.