Posts tagged with ‘space’

  • “[C]inema replaced all other modes of narration with sequential narrative, an assembly line of shots…”

    “[C]inema replaced all other modes of narration with sequential narrative, an assembly line of shots that appear on the screen one at a time. For centuries, a spatialized narrative in which all images appear simultaneously dominated European visual culture; in the twentieth century it was relegated to ‘minor’ cultural forms such as comics or technical illustrations. ‘Real’ culture of the twentieth century came to speak in linear chains, aligning itself with the assembly line of the industrial society […]. New media continue this mode, giving the user information one screen at a time. At least this is the case when it tries to become ‘real’ culture (interactive narratives, games); when it simply functions as an interface to information, it is not ashamed to present much more information on the screen at once, whether in the form of tables, normal or pull-down menus, or lists.” (232)

    -Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media

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  • Engineering Man for Space: NASA’s cyborg study

    From NASw-512, “Engineering Man for Space”; May 15th, 1963 (abstract). More: Cyborg bibliography. via @caseorganic

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  • Khronos Projector

    From Henri Bergson’s The Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics: …let us imagine an infinitely small piece of elastic,...

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  • Sekai Camera: Tagging Physical Space

    Tonchidot defines their amazing Sekai Camera–in Japanese, World Camera– as a "social tagging device" for the iPhone. It combines...

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  • STS-124 Launch Video

    Old and clunky though it may be, the Space Shuttle is still awesome. This spectacular video shows a full...

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  • The Illusion of Reality

    …and a related interview with Rivka Galchen: You wrote for The Believer on the “many worlds Interpretation” of quantum...

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  • Individuality

    A fun little Java applet that allows you to play around in isometric space. Runs in your browser here.

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  • Love: Procedural MMO

    The idea of procedurally-generated MMOs has appealed to me for a while. I’ve tried to imagine what such a...

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  • levelHead

    levelHead is a spatial memory game by Julian Oliver. It uses a cube – with an image on each...

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  • Powers of Ten (1977)

    Powers of Ten is a 1977 short documentary film written and directed by Charles Eames and his wife, Ray....

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