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Thinking Technology

Check my sweet technology theme
(pause for applause)
Hold on….
• What?!?! A computer that exceeds human
  intelligence? But that‟s mad!
Personal Notes
                         I like cheese.
                          And apples.

Amber, please take out   I b...
So what?
• Piece of paper becomes part of ones
  “permanent memory trace”
• Problems: “Receptive capacity soon
  exhausted...
Could slate be the solution?!?!
• Slate provides a place to keep information
  until it‟s no longer needed, when it is
  e...
Why is he raving about paper
and slate?
• Fraud did it as an analogy for human‟s
  suppression and repression of informati...
Derrida
• “Does it change anything that Freud did
  not know about computers?”
Computers are smart.
• RAM = slate
• Hard-drive = piece of paper that can be
  added to make larger



• So how are they d...
Consciousness
Murphie and Potts discuss consciousness
as being described as:
• Emotion
• Perception
• Cogitation
• Creativ...
Things to consider
Thought relies…
• on techniques and technologies (writing,
  communication, mnemonics)
• on systems (di...
Point of this presentation?
• Think about it…
Reference List
• Freud, Sigmund (1971) “A note upon the mystic writing pad” in
  Freud, Sigmund The complete psychological...
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Presentation Thinking Technology

  1. 1. Thinking Technology Check my sweet technology theme
  2. 2. (pause for applause)
  3. 3. Hold on…. • What?!?! A computer that exceeds human intelligence? But that‟s mad!
  4. 4. Personal Notes I like cheese. And apples. Amber, please take out I bet cheese and apples would a piece of paper and a be a great combination. pen. I know they would.
  5. 5. So what? • Piece of paper becomes part of ones “permanent memory trace” • Problems: “Receptive capacity soon exhausted” • The advantage of permanence may become obsolete once one “no longer want to retain it in (ones) memory”. • Mnemic System
  6. 6. Could slate be the solution?!?! • Slate provides a place to keep information until it‟s no longer needed, when it is erased. • Problems: In order to store new information, old information must be erased, one cannot “preserve a permanent trace” • Analogous of human‟s pept. cn.
  7. 7. Why is he raving about paper and slate? • Fraud did it as an analogy for human‟s suppression and repression of information we receive.
  8. 8. Derrida • “Does it change anything that Freud did not know about computers?”
  9. 9. Computers are smart. • RAM = slate • Hard-drive = piece of paper that can be added to make larger • So how are they different to us?
  10. 10. Consciousness Murphie and Potts discuss consciousness as being described as: • Emotion • Perception • Cogitation • Creativity • Memory • The sense of self.
  11. 11. Things to consider Thought relies… • on techniques and technologies (writing, communication, mnemonics) • on systems (dialectical method, computers) • on techniques, technologies and systems to give the illusion of something separate from these.
  12. 12. Point of this presentation? • Think about it…
  13. 13. Reference List • Freud, Sigmund (1971) “A note upon the mystic writing pad” in Freud, Sigmund The complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud, Vol. 19, trans J. Strachey, London: The Hogarth Press, pp 226-232 • Derrida, Jacques (1996) Archive fever: a freudian impression trans. Eric Prenowitz, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp 7-23 • Murphie, Andrew and Potts, John (2003) „Technology, thought and conciousness‟ in Culture and technology, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 142-168 • Kozulin, A. (1990). Vygotsky's psychology: A biography of Ideas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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