Hubert Dreyfus’ “On the Internet”

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately on texts that fall under the “Philosophy of Technology” genre, and many of them are books and articles on artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, bodies in technology, cyberspace, and online identity. I thought I would post some summaries here to keep track of all my notes in an…

Rolling Master Plan – A Never-Changing City

At the moment, I’m involved with a project focusing on spatial theory, the mobile city, and “city as platform.” This is the first stage of an idea for a “Rolling Mobile City” installation/media piece. In the Norwegian city of Åndalsnes, the architectural film Jägnefält Milton developed a concept known as the “Rolling Master Plan” for a…

The Walking Dead: Episode 1

I’m almost done the first episode of this game series, and let me just say that it’s the closest I’ve ever come to having control over what my character is actually saying/doing. I won’t go into the mechanics of the entire game, but with reference to the narrative and dialogue, your character, Lee Everett, is…

What Do “Affordances” Tell Us About Design?

This short(ish) magazine article was the first time I encountered the term “affordance” in new media theory. Seems like something to look into more. Affordance, a term first conceptualized by J.J. Gibson, is used to refer a type of relationship that naturally occurs between an inanimate object and a person or animal. In this article,…