Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture - Shared Behavioural Outcomes 2018:
Tools for Conviviality - #Book by Ivan Illich (1973):
"First the Media, Then Us: How the Internet Changed the Fundamental Nature of the Communication and Its Relationship with the Audience" - by Peter Hirshberg: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/articles/first-the-media-then-us-how-the-internet-changed-the-fundamental-nature-of-the-communication-and-its-relationship-with-the-audience/ #Media #Augmentation #Technology
With every layer of abstraction we stack on-top of reality in the name of convenience, the experiential quality of reality tends to diminish. Or as Marshal McLuhan observed 50y ago "Augmentation leads to Amputation".
Promoted by my remarks on twitter: "I'm amazed how popular "Moving Atoms via Bits" has become in the US. Everyone seems to constantly Order Food (Doordash), Order Cars (Uber), Order Stuff (Amazon), even Order Sex (Tinder) - all payed cashless (Paypal). The resulting reduction of human contact & experience is radical."
Question from twitter: "What if the digital encounters create more opportunities for physical/in person contacts & experiences?"
Answer from Vakibs: Unless the contact with the same person repeats itself in a regular and predictable manner, it doesn’t help at all. The whole point of the virtualization services is that they abstractify the human out. What remains is just a shell, that can be fit on top of anybody.
A succinct summary of our glorious digital services economy
The digital I - talk by Roberto Saracco (Chair of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative of IEEE-FDC) at TEDxTransmedia 2013
Podcast: Social Robotics and Symbiotic Autonomous Systems with Roberto Saracco
"NeuroEngineering" - talk by Steve Potter:
"Beyond bionics: how the future of prosthetics is redefining humanity" - 15min docu:
For all this talk about "Augmentation" and "Assistive" technologies, I'm missing a serious discourse on "De-Augmentation". Where do we start?
What are the principles of De-Augmentation?
Suggestion by Vakibs:
We should start with attention. In Yoga, de-augmenting human attention is known as Pratyāhāra. It is a beautiful computational notion, realized in the Sanskrit linguistics of Pānini.