Archive for the 'technology' Category

Welcome to the Everything Emulator

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

I’ve posted about digital preservation earlier. In this article Bobbie Johnson mention two projects, one American and one European. I wish them all the luck creating the simulator of simulators and promise to keep you updated on the projects.

The Ancient Marble Statue is a White Lie

2009-02-12

Re–blog from SvD.

Article written in Swedish and published by the Swedish morning newspaper Svenska Dagbladet — The Swedish Daily Paper. Sadly it isn’t possible to translate it via Google Translate.

The main proposition, and according to the author — a Professor of Ancient Culture and Society — known by scientists for centuries, is that ancient marble statues were painted in bright colors! I was totally unaware of this.

Also mentioned in the article is the use of digital technology to simulate the colors originally used by projecting them unto the statues. Very creative and inspiring!

Enlightenment, Porn, and Worse: Studying Human Cruelty

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the OUPblog.

I totally agree: we are in great need to understand human cruelty. The media landscape and the availability of, in lack of a better word, negative news has changed our perception of violence, war, etc. I often speak about our — that being the global — culture as pornographic. It all reminds me of Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others.

Smoke Screens

2009-02-12

Re–blog from AIGA.

It’s a good article with some interesting thoughts. But I advise everyone, including Angela Riechers, that feel anxiety about how technology is changing our perception and way of living to read up on the worlds leading urban theorist Manuel Castells’ research. Most of us aren’t using technology the way Angela thinks — or even worse, do her self.