Posts Tagged: Digital

Before Post-Truth, There Was Post-Production

What can we possibly trust in an online world with near-perfect CGI? When a 21 year old Carrie Fisher turns round at the end of a film made when she was in her 60s and talks about hope, and an aging Trump turns and arches his back on a hotel bed in St Petersburg, what

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A Core Suite of Tools – Is Tech Plateauing?

A piece in today’s Independent got me thinking today about the core suite of tools that we might deem are irreducible. The article argues that Apple needs to do again what it did with the iPod, iPhone etc. and create a device that fills a desire we didn’t know we had. I need to think

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On Being Insufferable On Facebook

  A couple of days ago ‘Wait But Why’ published a piece on the Huff Post entitled ‘7 Ways to be Insufferable on Facebook.’ You should go read the piece for yourself, but in précis, the 7 ways were: 1. Bragging (including Humble Brags) – ‘Guess Who Got into Med School!’ 2. Posting Cryptic Cliffhangers

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On Tools, And Desires | It’s Never the Knife That Stabs

Lots of news channels yesterday discussed research that has been done that suggests that greater amounts of screen-time correlates with increased potential for depression and anxiety in children. The Indie reported: The report found that excessive “screen time” – more than four hours a day – was linked to anxiety and depression and was responsible

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Apple 9 this Weds | The Price We Pay for Technology is Alienation

Apple – the series of talks trying to think more deeply about technology – is back this Weds with the 9th event (7:30pm, The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road). The title is ‘Digital Obesity’ and will be a panel discussion with Simon Jenkins of ShipOfFools, Gavin O’Carrol from the Digital Health Service and Vaux’s own

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LIFT – Theatre and the Digital Democracy – Debate at the ICA

Really interesting debate happening at the ICA next Thursday, hosted by LIFT, entitled The Digital Democracy: The desire to reconfigure the relationship between theatre and audience has been a recurring theme in experimental theatre practice for decades. Catalysed by a new generation of theatre makers for whom gaming and the associated digital interactivity is the

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New Apple Dates Announced | Thinking Deeply About Technology

Really pleased to announce that we’ve sorted out three new dates for Apple events over the next couple of months. The idea behind Apple is to get people thinking more reflectively about technology – whether that be digital culture or tool-use. Humans are tool-makers, and the technologies we use form us, just as we form

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Once Books are Gone What Will Our Vanity Object Be?

One interesting repercussion of the advent of the e-reader may well be the disappearance of the bookshelf. Before you scoff and say never just remember how resistant I/we were to putting our CDs and vinyl away. But away they have been put, and the solitary ipod is now the norm. So if e-readers become more

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From the Archives: Digital Art = ‘End of the Original’?

Been digging through a few old posts recently and came across something I’d written nearly 4 years ago now which I thought I’d give another airing – all about digital art and the ‘end of the original.’ Check the source code for the link at the end of the post. Just love it. –//– Click

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