epistemic trust: our awareness of our own physical borders form the basis for our perception of potential collisions. how does this perception guide our behavior?
virtual bodies & their implications on our sense of agency. lisa muller trede usc performance artist from berlin
the blink is either something
that helps an internal separation of thought to take
place, or it is an involuntary reflex accompanying the
mental separation that is taking place anyway. 15
And not only is the rate of blinking significant,
but so is the actual instant of the blink itself. Start a
conversation with somebody and watch when they
blink. I believe you will find that your listener will
blink at the precise moment he or she "gets" the idea
of what you are saying, not an instant earlier or later.
Why would this be? Well, speech is full of unobserved
grace notes and elaborations-the conversational
equivalents of "Dear Sir" and "Yours Sincerely"-and
the essence of what we have to say is often sandwiched
between an introduction and a conclusion. The
blink will take place either when the listener realizes
our "introduction" is finished and that now we are
going to say something significant, or it will happen
when he feels we are "winding down" and not going
to say anything more significant for the moment.
And that blink will occur where a cut could have
happened, had the conversation been filmed. Not a
frame earlier or later.
So we entertain an idea, or a linked sequence of
ideas, and we blink to separate and punctuate that
idea from what follows.
The heterotopia is capable of juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are in themselves incompatible.
But I think the deeper and more interesting aspect of this misreading of the New Aesthetic is that it directly mirrors what it is describing: the illegibility of technology itself to a non-technical audience. From the very first post about the New Aesthetic I have been talking about what these images reveal about the underlying systems that produce them, and/or the human viewpoint which frames them. It is impossible for me, with an academic background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, with a practical background in literary editing and software programming, with a lifetime of interacting with the internet and other systems, not to look at these images and immediately start to think about not what they look like, but how they came to be and what they become: the processes of capture, storage, and distribution; the actions of filters, codecs, algorithms, processes, databases, and transfer protocols; the weight of datacenters, servers, satellites, cables, routers, switches, modems, infrastructures physical and virtual; and the biases and articulations of disposition and intent encoded in all of these things, and our comprehension of them