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Jackie Luo 3/12/2016
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So what is this brave new world that we are creating, governed neither by the mysteries of nature or the logic of science, but by the magic of their entanglement? It is governed by the mathematics of strange attractors. Its geometry is fractal. Its music is improvisational and generative rather than composed: Eno instead of Mozart. Its art is about process more than artifact. It’s root’s are in Grey Walter’s cybernetic tortoises[1], Marvin Minsky’s randomly wired SNARC learning machine[2], and Nicholas Negroponte’s Seek[3], in which the architecture of a living space emerged from the interaction of a observant robot with a horde of gerbils. The aesthetic of the Entanglement is the beauty that emerges from processes that are neither entirely natural nor artificial, but blend the best of both: the webs of Neri Oxman’s silk worms [4] [5] , spun over a robot-wired mesh; the physical telepresence of Hiroshi Ishii’s tactile displays [6] [7] or his living bioLogic fabric [8]. We can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world or our technology, but as a part of them, integrated, codependent, and entangled.
We can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world or our technology, but as a part of them, integrated, codependent, and entangled.
Particularly fascinating in light of the argument about the Apple v. FBI case that iPhones are more analagous to our minds than safes.