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Space/Place/Memory/Mapping

Reading Bill Viola’s “Will There Be Condominiums in Space.”  Which space?  How do we define space and place?  I like the notion that editing is a way of creating something interesting out of something not interesting.  Editing is a way to make a space a place–human create architectures and structures around space to make place…at(…)

NPR Sunday–Sherry Turkle rethinking…

In my head I said to myself, before starting the readings for today, “I will be positive about technology, I will be positive about technology.”  And while reading for today, I was excited about notions of hypertext and the access to information I have and how it makes my job easier, my work more informed(…)

A language problem

Reading Licklider: computer language is about steps and processes whereas humans are about goals (79). Makes me wonder if my frustration with technology generally is merely a language problem and if that’s true does that mean I don’t like the “process”; I’m goal oriented? As a writing teacher and a writer myself, we talk about(…)

a nice little joke

After reading just two weeks of readings I get the feeling engineers and computer scientists are prophets, or at least prophetic. How can we figure out a way to know at this moment who to listen to? I go back and forth between feeling this is a nice little history and wanting to run around(…)

Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think”

Struck by the following quote in Vannevar Bush’s 1945 Atlantic article: “Thus far we seem to be worse off than before—for we can enormously extend the record; yet even in its present bulk we can hardly consult it. This is a much larger matter than merely the extraction of data for the purposes of scientific(…)

Blogging despite myself

I posted a few times on FaceBook in 2011 or 2012 (maybe it was 2010?).  I sent out a few Tweets for the Gender, Bodies & Technology Conference in 2012 because I felt like as director of the conference, maybe I should.  So here I am blogging. Hmmm.  Will it last?