Week 4: Second Life

Places to visit: Simulations: Museums: Abyss Museum : http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gun/82/43/81 Photographic objects: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/216/209/40 Svaga ecosystem: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Svarga/7/124/22 Emerging narratives and aesthetic Forms Hyperformalism: Dan Coyote, Code as visual art: http://slurl.com/secondlife/uvvy/85/209/26 Lars New Art center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Otherwhen/7/194/21 Reactive Art Collective: Code as visual and behavioural art: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vaoetere/72/213/24 ALife SL Internship, Alternate spacial designs: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dowden/14/35/62 Physical-virtual Hybrids, Alternative interfaces: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/220/218/551More Week 4: Second Life

Urban Sensing

Interesting I wonder what the implications of moving from participatory research to a participatory sensing framework are going to be. Is decentralized sensing an emerging dominant hierarchical structure? As the authors explain: Persuading individuals to engage in such constant self-surveillance and then subsequently to share that data pose nontrivial hurdles entirely independent of the privacy … More Urban Sensing

Multiple presents: how search engines rewrite the past

Well, here is a great example of pluralist theory in practice. Not only does our culture now focus on the idea of pluralist perspectives, but now with synchronous information and communication systems, we are entering multiple timeframes. As the authors explain: ‘the concept of a single time axis which is moving forward like an arrow … More Multiple presents: how search engines rewrite the past

Simon Penny: mind-body relationship in a mediated world

Simon Penny’s position in this article reminds me of the transhumanists philosophy positions. The crisis he articulates when he discussed our cartesian approach to media has lead to the emergence of new ideas pertaining to mediated communication. My research is starting to see the coexistence of multiple philosophies in networks. The following diagram gives a … More Simon Penny: mind-body relationship in a mediated world