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  3. May 2021
    1. »Das Umkämpfte auf diesem Kampffeld ist letztlich die Vergesellschaftung. Im Effekt haftet die Moralform an allem Vergesellschaftungshandeln, ohne dass explizit zwischen der Verständigung über die Gestaltung der je eigenen Verhältnisse und der Sozialisation in die symbolische Ordnung von Herrschaft unterschieden würde. Erst mit dieser Unterscheidungsfähigkeit hebt aber wirkliches Denken auf diesem Gebiet an.«
    1. It remains a blank page –a means of getting human clusters of infinite variety on the same page.
    2. the Web as a way to have a conversation
    3. The Web is not, first, what Tim Berners-Lee thought he was designing in the early ’90s: a collaborative medium for researchers working together at a distance.  That part, for a variety of technical and legal reasons, just didn’t work.  Neither is the Web a superhighway of anything, if the highway motif makes you think of concrete, steel, and fixed routes to anywhere.  The Web is not, and must never be, the avenue of a monoculture.  It is not the outline of a universal brain that will reduce human beings to mere neurons in a Global Mind.  It is not a monument to the “Me Decade.”  That is, it’s not all about expressive blogging.  Or rather: it’s equally about listening and learning.  It is about them as much as it’s about us.  It is not, he insists, a structure.  It is not an active agent

      The Web is not ...

    1. diese Wortwahl ist hochgradig unsachlich — so, wie es auch unsachlich war, elektromagnetische Wechselfelder in der Berichterstattung über Mobiltelephonie als "Strahlung" zu bezeichnen, denn damit assoziiert die Allgemeinheit i.d.R. schädliche ionisierende Strahlung mit Wellenlängen ab hartem UV.
    1. Was ihn auszeichnete war etwas, das ich einen philosophischen Humor nennen würde. Er hat die ganzen kleinen Absurditäten des menschlichen Lebens gesammelt und sie in seinen Romanen zu Gags gemacht. Vielleicht sind seine Bücher deshalb im Jugend- und Reifealter besonders bekömlich, weil man später selbst zu sehr in die Absurdität eingewickelt ist.
    1. "Sometimes one sees so far that expression refuses to follow as tho it were afraid." -E Varese
    2. "In all the arts there is a physical aspect that we can no longer consider or deal with as we have in the past. Neither space, nor time, nor matter any longer represents for us what it has always represented before. We must accept that all these changes necessarily transform the technique of art, influence even the faculties in invention--influence them deeply enough to modify the conception of art itself." -Paul Valery as quoted by E.Varese
    3. "Language can only have been born spontaneously." -Levi-Strauss
    4. "All living art will be irrational, primitive & complex; it will speak a secret language & leave behind documents not of edification but of paradox." -Hugo Ball
    5. "Music will release the powers lying within that abstract center of hearing and even of vision, which is Comprehension, while Comprehension, in all its spaciousness, will lend equal power to the printed page." -Mallarme
    6. "The acoustic element and the sculptural quality of sound have always been essential to me in art, and in terms of music maybe my background in piano & cello drew me to them. Then there was the use of sound as a sculptural material to enlarge the whole understanding of sculpture from the point of viewing materials. There for not only solid materials like metal, clay, stone, but also sound, noise, melody using language -- all become the material of sculpture, and all acquire their form through thought, so thought too is taken as sculptural means. That is an extreme position, the real transcendental position of production in general." -Joseph Beuys
    7. "No matter how consummate a work of art may seem, it is only an approximation of the original conception. It is the artist's consciousness of this discrepancy between his conception and the realization that assures his progress." -E. Varese
    8. "Clear prose indicates an absence of thought....Most clear writing is a sign that there is no exploration going on." -M. McLuhan
  4. Apr 2021
    1. Herrschaft ist ein „gesellschaftlich institutionalisiertes Über- und Unterordnungsverhältnis“, das auf ungleichem Ressourcenzugang beruht. Macht ist das Vermögen, Ressourcen für sich einzusetzen, und Gewalt ist der Modus, „durch den und in dem sich Macht konkret realisiert“.
    1. Can we reconfigure growth to mean richness in difference? Flourishing interdependent diversity of networks, network protocols and forms of interaction? What does this mean for digital decay, and can the decay of files, applications and networks become some form of compost, or what might be the most dignified form of digital death and rebirth?

      Also see Apoptosis

    2. What about seed banks? There have been efforts to try to ensure that not only the most popular seeds survive. Let’s call these seed banks, where the more rare gems are maintained and passed on as generational wealth.
  5. Mar 2021
    1. A cool concept of displaying your life in story: Life in weeksI am reminded of this site, where I first encountered the ‘life in weeks’ idea.Other apps/sites that help you visualize or track your life:https://zrxj5vvjvl.codesandbox.io/https://jhornitzky.github.io/yolograph/demo/ - shows you what percentage of years you lived based on an average lifespan of 70 yearshttp://pewu.github.io/life-in-weeks/ - customizablehttps://lifecal.me/ - an apphttps://entire.life/ - a webapp?
    1. “Follow your blisters” implies something that you come back to so many times that you eventually move past the blister stage, into toughened skin. Eventually, the activity “marks you” through use and practice, and you develop a special competence. When you practice an activity a bit more obsessively than other people, you build unique character – you earn some wear and some healing that makes you idiosyncratic, and a little unbalanced.It is something that you don’t need to put on your to-do list, something you care enough about to return to repeatedly, even though it causes discomfort. Over time, you develop a layer of protection that enables you to do that something more easily.
    1. “As humans we resist change,” says Twitter and Square’s Dorsey. “It’s scary and something we can’t necessarily control. You hear that Twitter is important or Facebook is important or HTML5 is important, but how do you actually begin? There’s no easy way. It’s not fun to be self-reflective or self-aware. “In many cases it means we have to do more work,” he adds. “So we have to do more work.”
    2. “Big data can get us to business at the speed of thought,” says Francis deSouza, group president for enterprise products and services at Symantec.
    3. The urgent argument for turning any company into a software company is the growing availability of data, both inside and outside the enterprise. Specifically, the implications of so-called “big data”—the aggregation and analysis of massive data sets, especially mobile

      Every company is described by a set of data, financial and other operational metrics, next to message exchange and paper documents. What else we find that contributes to the simulacrum of an economic narrative will undeniably be constrained by the constitutive forces of its source data.

    4. This transition to a new world of responsiveness and agility will be painful and require a new mind-set.
    1. System architects: equivalents to architecture and planning for a world of knowledge and data Both government and business need new skills to do this work well. At present the capabilities described in this paper are divided up. Parts sit within data teams; others in knowledge management, product development, research, policy analysis or strategy teams, or in the various professions dotted around government, from economists to statisticians. In governments, for example, the main emphasis of digital teams in recent years has been very much on service design and delivery, not intelligence. This may be one reason why some aspects of government intelligence appear to have declined in recent years – notably the organisation of memory.57 What we need is a skill set analogous to architects. Good architects learn to think in multiple ways – combining engineering, aesthetics, attention to place and politics. Their work necessitates linking awareness of building materials, planning contexts, psychology and design. Architecture sits alongside urban planning which was also created as an integrative discipline, combining awareness of physical design with finance, strategy and law. So we have two very well-developed integrative skills for the material world. But there is very little comparable for the intangibles of data, knowledge and intelligence. What’s needed now is a profession with skills straddling engineering, data and social science – who are adept at understanding, designing and improving intelligent systems that are transparent and self-aware58. Some should also specialise in processes that engage stakeholders in the task of systems mapping and design, and make the most of collective intelligence. As with architecture and urban planning supply and demand need to evolve in tandem, with governments and other funders seeking to recruit ‘systems architects’ or ‘intelligence architects’ while universities put in place new courses to develop them.
  6. Feb 2021
    1. Die Schrift alleine vermag es, nicht nur physische, sondern auch soziale Objekte wie Geld, Gesetze, Politiken und Identitäten zu übertragen. Mehr noch: Der Schrift, und allgemein der Aufzeichnung, gelingt ein Wunder, weil sie die sozialen Objekte konstruiert (verba volant, scripta manent: Das geschriebene Wort verfügte schon immer über diese Eigenschaft). Dies erklärt auch, warum die Schrift nicht verschwunden ist, wie vor fünfzig Jahren prophezeit wurde. Sie ist ganz im Gegenteil zu einer allgegenwärtigen Technologie geworden und darüber hinaus zum wichtigsten politischen, gesellschaftlichen und ökonomischen Spieleinsatz unserer Zeit. Diese Überraschung offenbart den Kern der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit, die aus Dokumenten besteht.
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    8. Die dokumentierte Gesellschaft ist daher weder flüssig noch diffus. Sie ist solider und widerständiger, als es jemals eine Gesellschaft war.