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These are the slides from my SXSW Interactive 2011 talk "Disconnecting the Dots: How Our Devices are Divisive"

These are the slides from my SXSW Interactive 2011 talk "Disconnecting the Dots: How Our Devices are Divisive"

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  • 1. Disconnecting the Dots: How Our Devices are Divisive Roy Christopher #divisivedevicesSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 2. “A Beginning is a Very Delicate Time.” - Dune “How, from a fire that never sinks or sets, would you escape?” - Heraclitus, Fragment 27Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 3. “We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 4. “We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 5. “We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911 All-at-Once WeekendSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 6. “The New does not emerge; it erupts, then fades away.” – Geert LovinkSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 7. “The New does not emerge; it erupts, then fades away.” – Geert Lovink A beginning is a bifurcation.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 8. CONTEXT: • Disconnection • Threshold • BridgeSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 9. Telepaper “1981” (Video clip embedded below.)Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 10. DISCONNECTION • Between each other • Between ourselves and our work • Between ourselves and our world • Between ourselves and our selvesSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 11. DISCONNECTION Augmentation Technological Mediation ObstructionSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 12. DISCONNECTION Target Metaphor SourceSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 13. DISCONNECTION Physical System Gulf of Execution Gulf of Evaluation GoalsSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 14. THRESHOLDSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 15. THRESHOLD We gather together around one kind of screen, and use other screens alone to connect with each other.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 16. THRESHOLD We gather together around one kind of screen, and use other screens alone to connect with each other. We’ve gone from wearing goggles and gloves in order to enter the machine, to using our bodies as input devices bringing the machine into the room.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 17. THRESHOLD We gather together around one kind of screen, and use other screens alone to connect with each other. We’ve gone from wearing goggles and gloves in order to enter the machine, to using our bodies as input devices bringing the machine into the room. The size of our devices are now decided by the size of our appendages.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 18. THRESHOLDSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 19. THRESHOLD Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge of our level of comfort with technology.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 20. THRESHOLD Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge of our level of comfort with technology. We feel a sense of loss when we cross it.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 21. THRESHOLD Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge of our level of comfort with technology. We feel a sense of loss when we cross it. We rely on analog scaffolding and analog totems.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 22. THRESHOLD Advent Horizons Word processing Typing Writing SpeakingSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 23. BRIDGESunday, March 20, 2011
  • 24. BRIDGESunday, March 20, 2011
  • 25. BRIDGE Technology curates culture.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 26. BRIDGE Technology curates culture. Technology makes decisions for us.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 27. BRIDGE Technology curates culture. Technology makes decisions for us. The tyranny of adoption: A new technology is worthless if no one uses it.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • 28. BRIDGE “The Machine is not the environment for the person; the person is the environment for the machine.” - Aviv Bergman “The long-range question is not so much what sort of environment we want, but what sort of people we want.” - Robert SommerSunday, March 20, 2011
  • 29. PEACE Be in touch and such: h p://roychristopher.com royc@roychristopher.com @RoyChristopher #divisivedevicesSunday, March 20, 2011