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FACE AND PLACE/STEM TO STEAM By PHILLIP BALDWIN
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It is Gibson who said: "the future is here, it is only unevenly distributed." But, by extension, this would imply the pasts is here also. It is equally and spottily distributed. we have... More > the future, which we think of the greater and better gadgets that will depend on a growing and more abstract 'use and exchange value' and the way we deal with our problems big and little. But then there are the greater problems created by the gadgets....food and shelter. There are no problems except living and dying within those means. In the foreground there are problems created by the technology. Is this really use? 'the past' might be the uneven distribution of the simplicity before gadgets. 

And then there is a strange feature of the past. A new strange feature because of social media: people, conscious entities, keep showing up from your past. Moore's Law: reducing memory and speed of the computer and silicon chips, the equivalent, of a 1970 car, in 2019 traveling 500,000,000 mph.< Less
EMIGRATION TO THE OASIS MAZE By PHILLIP BALDWIN
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The  oasis maze  is a  spatial memory  task used in  psychology  and neuroscience research and is the dry version of the  Morris water navigation task. It is a... More > land-based spatial memory task in which a thirsty rat uses  distal  spatial cues to search an open field for a specific location (Oasis) containing water. The maze consists of an enclosed space (usually the same shape and dimensions of the space used in the Morris water maze) in which a small amount of water is hidden. A thirsty  rat  is then placed in the maze and learns where the water is by  trial and error. For I think it was in 1984, for the year of Orwell's making that I landed up those bookstalls and Strand where bookstores represented the many veins of forks one could take and return from. I think it was that far back and I think that this stand the stall of pocket-size books are still $0.48 still now. 
And they disintegrate....fall apart with book worms and acid pages... best books: they self destruct....you try to read and retain....< Less
A MORAL DIMENSION: TECH PERFORMANCE AS DISCOURSE By PHILLIP BALDWIN
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It is a book of project proposals, research, musing, and project completions. we began to explore the social and psychological dimension of the new 'room scale' Virtual Reality and the emotions and... More > 'history' of an ancient city. Within every new technology, as famously stated by the architect and social critic Paul Virilio, there is also the attending 'new disaster'. Will this be wholesale solipsism and alienation? Why do we travel? What is the new post-materiality? Do we value experience more than material possessions. Within performance and VR We find a take on questioning reality and the implicit authority making us accept that 'consensus reality' and its questions. Has human empathy plummeted in the new economies of 'isolated connectivity'? Should we 'bunker down' in our lives but experience a 'buffet' of travel? It is a book that looks at the ways we have changed in our expression and storytelling because of the new means of communication: mobile, pervasive, obsessive, limiting, thanatic,< Less
WANDERLUST AND THE POST-MATERIAL By PHILLIP BALDWIN
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It is always bad to be hauled into the Ok Corral by a loser. ...especially when we're winning. But these fractured individuals are also spun as if in a centrifuge: they are asked to tune in to... More > distant new sources, and new 'negative' (as you are hard wired for peril over pleasure) click bait that tends to pull them apart. Their response is a type of paranoia. The selfie has become the remedy. In the adverse action of this centrifuge pulling the individual toward click bait, and distant negative world events of some rogue missile that might ultimately have their name on it, individuals back their world with the selfie and retreat into the safe space of the selfie. The selfie has become the suture.We can construct a life in time. But it isn't. It wasn't. As we go up the ladder perhaps more enemies come out of the woodwork. Did we see them coming in a selfie? did we see coming it in our selfies?< Less

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