The Location of Technology, a Theory of the Present

*****Given the recent excitement about the Heartbleed bug, I’m reblogging this post since many of the questions I pose, about the University’s and our culture’s orientation with technology, are raised in User’s Stark Reminder, New York Times, April 10, 2014.

The Uncanny

*****Given the recent excitement about the Heartbleed bug, I’m reblogging this post since many of the questions I pose, about the University’s and our culture’s orientation with technology, are raised in User’s Stark Reminder, New York Times, April 10, 2014.
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Our existence today is marked by a tenebrous sense of survival, living on the borderlines of the ‘present’, for which there seems to be no proper name other than the current and controversial shiftiness of the prefix ‘post’: postmodernism, postcolonialism, postfeminism…

Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture

The battle for the survival of man as a responsible being in the Communications Era is not to be won where the communication originates, but where it arrives.

Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality

1. The Question of New Media

Since Martin Heidegger’s lecture, The Question…

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