Computer Hardware, Sex & Philosophy
More Visuals from the opening @ IFP Media Center
(Again, if you happen to know the artist, let me know and I’ll provide proper credits.)
Saw this at the IFP Media Center in NYC. Loved it.
If anyone knows the artist, please let me know, so I can credit them.
So I have been asked why it says ‘sex’ in the title of my blog.
The answer turned out longer than I thought it would and is not even complete. It comes in three parts, the first in which I discuss what I perceive as ‘self’. The second is me connecting some somewhat disjoint observations on the design of everyday things. In a final part I try to explain how all of this goes together and what it has to do with computer hardware, sex and philosophy.
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As a kid (I think in Florida) I remember finding tiny transparent ‘stones’ at the beach. They were too light to actually be stones, so I just assumed they were jelly fish parts.
Not too long ago, I found a short post on next nature on collecting plastic beads on the shore in Greece.
Last week I was at the sandbanks near Picton on lake Ontario. With my sister and her girlfriend and my mother. I decided to keep a look out for the jelly fish parts/plastic beads. This is what I found:
They are everywhere. In the picture above you can see four plastic beads. This was normal plastic density in that area.
I find this intriguing. These pearls are not natural objects in the common sense of the word. Below you find a comparison with ‘natural objects’ as can be seen in my left hand below:
They are not artificial objects either though…
The most important thing to realize about the future is that it’s a choice. People choose which visions to pursue, people choose which research gets funded, people choose how they will spend their careers.
Despite how it appears to the culture at large, technology doesn’t just happen. It doesn’t emerge spontaneously, like mold on cheese. Revolutionary technology comes out of long research, and research is performed and funded by inspired people.
Hands do two things. They are two utterly amazing things, and you rely on them every moment of the day, and most Future Interaction Concepts completely ignore both of them:
Hands feel things, and hands manipulate things