Disconnecting the Dots:                            How Our Devices                               are Divisive             ...
“A Beginning is a Very Delicate Time.”                                                           - Dune                   ...
“We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911Sunday, March 20, 2011
“We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911Sunday, March 20, 2011
“We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911   All-at-Once WeekendSunday, March 20, 2011
“The New does not emerge;                           it erupts, then fades away.”                                          ...
“The New does not emerge;                           it erupts, then fades away.”                                          ...
CONTEXT:                         • Disconnection                         • Threshold                         • BridgeSunda...
Telepaper “1981”                         (Video clip embedded below.)Sunday, March 20, 2011
DISCONNECTION                         • Between each other                         • Between ourselves and our work       ...
DISCONNECTION                         Augmentation      Technological                                             Mediatio...
DISCONNECTION                                                  Target                         Metaphor                    ...
DISCONNECTION                         Physical System                                                     Gulf of Executio...
THRESHOLDSunday, March 20, 2011
THRESHOLD                              We gather together around one kind of screen,                         and use other...
THRESHOLD                              We gather together around one kind of screen,                         and use other...
THRESHOLD                              We gather together around one kind of screen,                         and use other...
THRESHOLDSunday, March 20, 2011
THRESHOLD                         Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge                           of our level of c...
THRESHOLD                         Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge                           of our level of c...
THRESHOLD                           Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge                             of our level ...
THRESHOLD                         Advent Horizons                                                 Word processing         ...
BRIDGESunday, March 20, 2011
BRIDGESunday, March 20, 2011
BRIDGE                         Technology curates culture.Sunday, March 20, 2011
BRIDGE                            Technology curates culture.                         Technology makes decisions for us.Su...
BRIDGE                                   Technology curates culture.                               Technology makes decisi...
BRIDGE                         “The Machine is not the environment for the person; the                               perso...
PEACE                             Be in touch and such:                         h p://roychristopher.com                  ...
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  1. 1. Disconnecting the Dots: How Our Devices are Divisive Roy Christopher #divisivedevicesSunday, March 20, 2011
  2. 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. 3. “We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911Sunday, March 20, 2011
  4. 4. “We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911Sunday, March 20, 2011
  5. 5. “We’ll All Be Happy Then,” 1911 All-at-Once WeekendSunday, March 20, 2011
  6. 6. “The New does not emerge; it erupts, then fades away.” – Geert LovinkSunday, March 20, 2011
  7. 7. “The New does not emerge; it erupts, then fades away.” – Geert Lovink A beginning is a bifurcation.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  8. 8. CONTEXT: • Disconnection • Threshold • BridgeSunday, March 20, 2011
  9. 9. Telepaper “1981” (Video clip embedded below.)Sunday, March 20, 2011
  10. 10. DISCONNECTION • Between each other • Between ourselves and our work • Between ourselves and our world • Between ourselves and our selvesSunday, March 20, 2011
  11. 11. DISCONNECTION Augmentation Technological Mediation ObstructionSunday, March 20, 2011
  12. 12. DISCONNECTION Target Metaphor SourceSunday, March 20, 2011
  13. 13. DISCONNECTION Physical System Gulf of Execution Gulf of Evaluation GoalsSunday, March 20, 2011
  14. 14. THRESHOLDSunday, March 20, 2011
  15. 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. 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. 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. 18. THRESHOLDSunday, March 20, 2011
  19. 19. THRESHOLD Advent Horizon: The line we draw at the edge of our level of comfort with technology.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  20. 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. 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. 22. THRESHOLD Advent Horizons Word processing Typing Writing SpeakingSunday, March 20, 2011
  23. 23. BRIDGESunday, March 20, 2011
  24. 24. BRIDGESunday, March 20, 2011
  25. 25. BRIDGE Technology curates culture.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  26. 26. BRIDGE Technology curates culture. Technology makes decisions for us.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  27. 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. 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. 29. PEACE Be in touch and such: h p://roychristopher.com royc@roychristopher.com @RoyChristopher #divisivedevicesSunday, March 20, 2011

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