From Counterculture to Cyberculture: The Legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog
It’s time to pay attention to the $15 trillion business of growing old:
https://www.fastcompany.com/90341269/its-time-to-pay-attention-to-the-15-trillion-business-of-growing-old #HCI #Culture #Business
Borg Complex: A Primer - by L. M. SACASAS (2013):
In his books Empire and Communication (1950) and The Bias of Communication (1951), the Canadian historian Harold Innis argued that all communication systems incorporate biases, which shape how people communicate and hence how they think. These biases can, in the long run, exert a profound influence over the organization of society and the course of history.
Is there an overarching bias to the advance of communication systems? Technology enthusiasts like Kelly would argue that there is — a bias toward greater freedom, democracy, and social harmony. As a society, we’ve largely embraced this sunny view. Harold Innis had a very different take. “Improvements in communication,” he wrote in The Bias of Communication, “make for increased difficulties of understanding.” He continued: “The large-scale mechanization of knowledge is characterized by imperfect competition and the active creation of monopolies in language which prevent understanding and hasten appeals to force.” Looking over recent events, I sense that Innis may turn out to be the more reliable prophet.
"Productive stupidity means being ignorant by choice. Focusing on important questions puts us in the awkward position of being ignorant. The more comfortable we become with being stupid, the deeper we will wade into the unknown and the more likely we are to make big discoveries"
IKEA in India: Culture Centered Design Strategy:
The takeaway for culture centered design isn’t that “India” will receive one singular design aesthetic or product line but that each one of India’s cultures, both traditional and modern, will be catered to. That is powerful.
Suspend Your Disbelief (or, how to ruin everything in 7 steps)
The way to heal a living system is to connect it to more of itself
- Humberto Maturana
Have a powerful question to which you don't know the answer
Interesting evidence of culture in swamp sparrows:
"they have stable cultural traditions, with song types that can last many hundreds of years,”
When Algorithms Create Our Culture:
Music, books and other intellectual artifacts are increasingly being produced automatically by machines. A new book explores the ways in which artists exploit this new reality.
Works similarly like ad-blockers, but let's one filter out specific cultures
(of countries/companies/communities). #Culture