"The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will." - Gaping Void
As an aside I wanted to share a link and Googled your blog. Not very efficient-- even my habit of putting links here instead of FriendFeed or somewheres is suspect--but what's cool about it is landing randomly on previous posts. You've covered a lot of ground over the years.The link is to Robert Patterson pointing to "The web is the dominant force in the UK economy."I'm struck how my friends--people my age--think about interactivity online. Some of the most concerned about "privacy" Google lots better than me and I wonder if they even know it. Like it or not the patterns we make are being made visible online. I don't think that withdrawing or not contributing online does what my friends think it does. They are still visible, still made into artifact people. What's missing is consciousness of their craft.What I like about online is how our artifacts are displayed. Much like vernacular architecture does. In the USA there's a tradition of African American gardens to use painted stones and make bottle trees. My brother in law takes a slightly circuitous route when travelling to a certain part of town just to go by a garden like that. It makes him happy even if it's not the sort of garden he makes.The connection I make between these titles is there are ways that we can be makers and not just artifact people made by anonymous processes only vaguely brought into consciousness.
Hey John. I like it (the connection) Particularly the parallels between our traces on-line and vernacular. That's something to think about.BTW : I'm reading this guy's book on African Fractals at the moment (http://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/eglash.dir/afractal/afractal.htm) fascinating stuff if you haven't seen it.phil
Try that link again African Fractals
I haven't read Eglash's book but have been very interested in his work. He's a teacher so on one hand I'm fascinated how ethnomathematics might play out in learning settings. On another hand it's just so intriguing there's a big body of mathematical tradition few have paid any attention to, so I like that he's drawing some attention to it.Here's a review of Form & Code In Design, Art and Architecture seems directly connected to your book set.
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