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Skene

  1. 1. Helen J. Burgess burgess@umbc.edu
  2. 2. (Edgar Barrier of Mercury Theater, the voice of the Polyrhetor. Who wouldn’t trust a voice that looked like that?)
  3. 3. Artist’s model of a “Turing machine,” Mike Davey
  4. 4.  Enhanced iBook  Each chapter contains four threads:  Context  Chronotope  Specters  Machines  Read by chapter or by individual thread
  5. 5. Context Specters -- documents and film showing the -- model of the Polyrhetor, sound world’s fair and futurama exhibits recordings -- 3D printable model cars from the -- chair and speaker to simulate the oral exhibit experience Chronotope Machine -- maps and diorama models of the -- electronic workbench for assembling spaces of the fair different interactive devices (eg makey -- Google API maps of the interstate makey) system over time
  6. 6.  Wulf comes from an novel called “Wulfsyarn” by Phillip Mann featuring a machinic character called “Wulf the Autoscribe”.  Wulf says, about being the narrator of the story: “I too am here, a stranger at the crossroads, waiting in the moonlight, ready to give directions and guide you.” (loc 59)
  7. 7.  “Presumably the child brain is something like a notebook as one buys it from the stationer's. Rather little mechanism, and lots of blank sheets. (Mechanism and writing are from our point of view almost synonymous.)” [Turing, A.M. (1950). Computing machinery and intelligence. Mind, 59, 433- 460.]
  8. 8.  “Whereas designers typically use form, color and materials to make an object express some human element (a drill handle may have a pattern that looks aggressive, a toaster might have knobs and dials that seem friendly), we’re entering a time when sound, light and movement are equally important parts of the creative palette. Everyday objects whose expressive elements have long been static will now glow, sing, vibrate and change position at the drop of a hat.” (NYT, Carla Diana, “Talking, Walking Objects,” Jan. 26 2013.)

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