Time Loop

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‘Oh Hi’ existing blog, sorely neglected because all the thoughts stay lodged in my brain, either over-thought or neglected after a whimsy of interest; verses each tended to, uncovered, investigated…as if *steps* are needed before I can actually just sit down and write it. So many whims and flutters of interest, intrigue, insight. To sit and disclose one thought means I must pontificate on the subject whole-heartedly, as if it needed googling and thorough research. Do we come into any day-to-day conversations needing prior research? As if that is what our cell phones sitting on restaurant dining tables insinuates. And if only this were the case…Oh if people were so intelligent they would have less to say. Let us all … Read More

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Fully Engaged

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The pendulum has swung. From the radio to the television to the computer to all the handheld technology, the debate on how much we have become disengaged from each other rose so sharply that it descended just as quickly into the sharing economy.(hinted at in the prior post) The argument is nil, as this picture shows.   We never stopped being present, but more things are being presented to us simultaneously. No one can physically or willingly pay attention to all of it, because we each have distinct taste and only pay attention to what we are interested in. Regardless of the many cell phones sitting on the dining tables interrupting our ‘quality time’ and conversations, we now have more … Read More

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Tech and Our Attention

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I might read sci-fi books and stay up on tech news, but there’d be close to no chance you’d ever see me at Comic Con or playing a video game. On the other hand, virtual reality is something we are all going to have to get used to, at least all of us near and under 30 years old. The Cyberpunk War Between Facebook, Google, and Sony More on its mainstream potential from the NY Times ‘That’s because virtual reality is the natural extension of every major technology we use today — of movies, TV, videoconferencing, the smartphone and the web. It is the ultra-immersive version of all these things, and we’ll use it exactly the same ways — to … Read More

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Exciting Reading

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Yesterday kicked off the first day of CPAC in Washington, so most are distracted with what the GOP and Republican types are speaking on, complaining about, and rallying for. It is serious business, and 2016 is a big deal. So i figure the only way to get some attention away from that is to mention sex. You guys are so simple. Here we have it: from tech to sex, from innovation to the absurd… How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words a Minute This could very well put me on top of the world! Interesting new live art medium. Women Read Out Loud Until Orgasm This just sounds (pun) absolutely ridiculous and staged. ‘Cubitt’s idea for the project evolved … Read More

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Past and Present

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I fear a number of our current politicians feel immune to history. When a situation isn’t directly affecting one, it is easy to compartmentalize. The future is messy… and the past is neat. It’s always like that. That’s because the people who chronicle the past are busy connecting the dots, editing what we remember and presenting a neat, coherent arc. We can publish the history of Roman Empire in 500 pages, but we’d need ten times that to contain a narrative of the noise in your head over the last hour. Even viral videos are easy to describe after they happen. But if these experts are so smart, how come they can never predict the next one?  via Seth Godin … Read More

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