Tag Archives: future

Friction

Just read Russell Davies’ post which, among many other things, makes a glancing reference to William Gibson’s latest book Zero History.
Truthfully, Davies post is explicitly him throwing some ideas out there trying to jumpstart an article for Wired. But I wanna focus on something that jumped out at me reading it, around his notion [...]

This is the Modern World

A presentation from Webstock via O’Reilly Radar:
The Demon-Haunted World.
Delving into the networked, invisible environment we live in, and increasingly REALLY live in, as in, it isn’t a layer upon the world, but the water in which we swim.
Why am I writing about this?:

Blogjects!
Introduced me to the Archigrams group.
Fascinated with psychogeography, and the Situationist’s in general.
Has [...]

Goodbye Sister Disco

What are you doing?

Why are you doing it?

And how?
What am I talking about?
Two articles. Sterling’s (first), rant about the web 2.0 thing. Not fair to call it a rant. He paraphrases Kant, Marx, probably Debord, and I don’t know who else… this piece needs rereading. Because he’s saying something.
Second link: a dissertation. I think it [...]

Why thoughts matter…

Julian Bleecker - the dude who wrote the thing about Why things matter and blogjects — riffing in a PhD way on the whole spimes thing etc etc — has a post up that, well, resonates:
Nutshell: He’s been reading other’s responses to his blogjects riffs, and seems to be defending, somewhat, against the notion [...]