Chapter 4 Making Sense of a Toxic World

When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed. -Joseph Campbell Highly sensitive children have highly sensitive senses that make them highly aware of their environments. But this gift can become a nightmare in today‚Äôs polluted world. Sensing intensely means getting affected more greatly by toxicity. … More Chapter 4 Making Sense of a Toxic World

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

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