Technology and Space
Social Space is the product of 3 components: <ul><li>Perceived realm of physical experience > hardware </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Cyberspace was formed through: <ul><li>Introduction of Electronic computing </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Networking </...
Atoms to Bits <ul><li>Close connection between ideas and printed matter – book burning </li></ul><ul><li>Physicality of cy...
EXAMPLE: ENIAC <ul><li>Panels of flashing lights added before public unveiling. </li></ul><ul><li>To represent in some fam...
Computer Networking - Brought together the here and there  <ul><li>e.g. Network space: The internet </li></ul><ul><li>Digi...
<ul><li>Developed sense of sociality among individuals at different geographical locations (they were far away but could s...
Personal computing <ul><li>Mixing together of institutional and individual online practices </li></ul><ul><li>Development ...
Network space: The internet <ul><li>Digitise data and make it available to other researchers on the same “galactic network...
Communications in the 21st Century <ul><li>Tele-presence calls for a re-examination of some basic concepts in epistemology...
Nintendo DS <ul><li>“ Prescence refers to both a mode of time and to a spatial quality” – a given moment and attendance at...
<ul><li>“ Prescence refers to both a mode of time and to a spatial quality” – a given moment and attendance at that given ...
Life originates in the Here and Now <ul><li>The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows playing online games with participants fr...
Several defining distinctions between established types of communication are no longer well founded <ul><li>Telephone, Rad...
Discussion <ul><li>Think of a recent technology and list its features – does its features include a mix of technologies? <...
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  1. 1. Technology and Space
  2. 2. Social Space is the product of 3 components: <ul><li>Perceived realm of physical experience > hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Conceived realm of mental experience > software </li></ul><ul><li>Lived realm of social experience > wetware (the human element) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cyberspace was formed through: <ul><li>Introduction of Electronic computing </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Invention of PCs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Atoms to Bits <ul><li>Close connection between ideas and printed matter – book burning </li></ul><ul><li>Physicality of cyberspace to do with electronic movement of bits (rather than mechanistic movement of books or bodies i.e. atoms) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics enable spatial practices that cannot be directly perceived by the human senses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EXAMPLE: ENIAC <ul><li>Panels of flashing lights added before public unveiling. </li></ul><ul><li>To represent in some familiar and perceptible way the strange, invisible workings of the electronic computer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Computer Networking - Brought together the here and there <ul><li>e.g. Network space: The internet </li></ul><ul><li>Digitise data and make it available to other researchers on the same “galactic network” </li></ul><ul><li>Packet-switching technology and distributed network architecture provided a very ‘robust’ communications network </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Developed sense of sociality among individuals at different geographical locations (they were far away but could still engage in discussion as if they were next to each other) </li></ul><ul><li>ARPAnet veterans formed a list called SF-LOVERS, a list of researchers who wanted to participate in discussions about SF. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Personal computing <ul><li>Mixing together of institutional and individual online practices </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the PC relocated the computer from institutional sites to domain of the individual (government/corporate > home) </li></ul><ul><li>The new ‘personal’ space allows ordinary people access to computer power </li></ul>
  9. 9. Network space: The internet <ul><li>Digitise data and make it available to other researchers on the same “galactic network” </li></ul><ul><li>Packet-switching technology and distributed network architecture provided a very ‘robust’ communications network </li></ul><ul><li>Developed sense of sociality among individuals at different geographical locations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Communications in the 21st Century <ul><li>Tele-presence calls for a re-examination of some basic concepts in epistemology </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: Nintendo DS </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nintendo DS <ul><li>“ Prescence refers to both a mode of time and to a spatial quality” – a given moment and attendance at that given moment </li></ul><ul><li>Previously physical prescence but </li></ul><ul><li>Could be immersing yourself in the game moment – “inhabiting a virtual environment” </li></ul><ul><li>Being present in a chat “sharing the actual moment” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ Prescence refers to both a mode of time and to a spatial quality” – a given moment and attendance at that given moment </li></ul><ul><li>Could be immersing yourself in the game moment – “inhabiting a virtual environment” </li></ul><ul><li>Being present in a chat “sharing the actual moment” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Life originates in the Here and Now <ul><li>The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows playing online games with participants from all over the world (e.g. Mario Kart) </li></ul><ul><li>Can even limit by region </li></ul>
  14. 14. Several defining distinctions between established types of communication are no longer well founded <ul><li>Telephone, Radio, Computer – well defined </li></ul><ul><li>DS includes microphone, pictochat, wi-fi connection, internet browsing, mp3 player </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies overlap with each other, no one technology has an established role. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Discussion <ul><li>Think of a recent technology and list its features – does its features include a mix of technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>Where were you when you were using this technology – does it allow you to move beyond the boundaries of the space you were in? (e.g. calling a friend situated somewhere else) </li></ul>
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