Reality is the measure of human thinking. It is the means by which we orient ourselves in the Universe. The actuality of time ―the reality of this century― determines what we can grasp and what we cannot yet understand. And this reality of our century is technology: the invention, construction, and maintenance of machines. To […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on March 3, 2012 ― Published in Art, Communication, Technology | Tagged: constructivism, equality, invention, machine, measure, Moholy-Nagy, reality, socialism, transcendence, user
☛ Ryan Anson: “Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., listens to several of the company’s application partners speak after announcing the new iPhone 3G and 2.0 software update during the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA, Monday, June 9, 2008.”, caption from the National Post. © 2001, Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images Steven P. […]
Evgeny Morozov and Malcolm Gladwell are the two most visible skeptics of the utopian claims made for “Liberation through Facebook.” Their arguments seem sensible to me, though I think they lose sight of the distinction between the architecture of the Internet, which is the fundamental value brought to people by services like Facebook and Twitter, […]
Am oil painting by Alex Gross (2010) using vibrant color to represent an old fashion couple smoking in amazement with their mobile phone; snakes are coming out of their eyes and, in the upper right corner, there’s a legend reading: “Come to where de flavor is” with a little symbol of a snake in an Apple.