Posts Tagged: Consumerism

Car Park: a brutal symbol of a capitalist problem

I ended up on the 7th floor of a multi-story car park in Peckham this evening, at an event hosted by Bold Tendencies, which looked at the car parks from an architectural and anthropological point of view. One contributor made the point that the problem of car parking only became such as Henry Ford developed

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The Problem with Digital Culture [2] : Information Obesity

I posted some thoughts on Friday about the problem of information coming too quickly for us to reflectively process it – and turn information into useful knowledge and wisdom. The analogy I used there was of a conveyor belt. When it runs slowly the packets come off at a speed that allows us to sort

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Beyond ‘Search’ – Google Now Want to Tell You What To Do Next

Another extraordinary snippet from the WSJ interview with Eric Schmidt concerns the future of what Google wants to be able to do: “We’re trying to figure out what the future of search is… We’re still happy to be in search, believe me. But… I actually think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions,

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Reflections on Apple2 : Heidegger : Technology

Excellent time at Apple2 last night. Alistair Duncan from The Garden kick-started proceedings with an introduction to Heidegger’s philosophical framework, and how this impacted his thinking on technology later on in his life after the scandals surrounding Nazism had died down a little. Though his later language is more poetry than hard logic, Heidegger is

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