A Timeline of Media MediumsEdit
1946 -"Original Computer"
1957 - Transistor Computers (time period also involved the development of satellites, vital in Internet development)
1972 - First Interface Coding for E-Mail (originally, commodity internet only linked major cities via underground cables (ie. ethernet, land connections)
Video (Watched In Class)Edit
Defining Cyberculture Edit
Cyberspace - (Personal Definition) - Technological Consciousness, a means of communication between the personal mind and the outside world and other minds, all housed in an interconnected web of technological consciousness.
Ethics - can we / should we use technology in certain situations to create life?
Biological - ability to transcende biology and society to create new forms/definitions of life.
Uses of Cyberculture- changing time/space perspective ; regulation of society ; entertainment ; control
Cyberspace Vs. Cybercultures -a culture holds morals and values ; contains social constructs, involves an infastructure shared by a group ; a culture is the artifacts humans create both in life and humanity
a copy of the Benedik readings (for reference)
There are 3 worlds (according to Sir Karl Popper):
- World One: Objective world or material, natural things and their physical properties
- World Two: Subjective world of consciousness
- World Three: Objective or Abstract, involving complex structures (not solely products of the mind)
Cyberspace transcendes world three, and displaces our definition of what a "structure" is
There are four threads in the development of Cyberculture and the third world:
- Thread One: The mythology of cyberspace that we create (the grand narrative we create).
- Thread Two: Changing technology (the making obsolete of former technology)
- Thread Three: Architecture (going for a heavenly architecture / utopia)
- Thread Four: Mathematics leading to new language / logic creation