Seeing Gutenberg’s Kiss

The very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways. Geoff Mulgan

Along with the love of art and design, I am fascinated by questions about our spirituality and our consciousness, and how the interaction of technology may affect our cognition of the world. Below are entries and links that are related to these questions.

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I am an artist and work with digital media. Having begun my career before desktop publishing was the industry standard, my experience has been deeply influenced by witnessing and participating in a technological revolution in how we work, communicate, and do business.

This continues to be an amazing time to be involved in visual communications and digital technology. Like many, my interests are broad and influenced by many different events and experiences.
As an observer, my approach of working and analyzing problems allows me to invest more time in the theory and philosophy of where digital art and communication is headed.


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Dalai Lama on Technology and Compassion

The Dalai Lama at the “Robotics, Telepresence and Artifical Intelligence” discussion at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A panelist asks “What is the gap between mental consciousness of humans and computer technology and how are we going to to to look forward that we can can live together so to speak?”

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Gutenberg’s Bible enabled a dramatic spread of knowledge and information. The technology involved had existed previously in Asia, but the introduction of movable metal type was an improvement and was picked up by others quickly. The mastery of craft demonstrated in the production of the pieces elevated them to actual artworks.

Gutenberg and the intersection of Spirituality,
Technology, and Creativity

I am fascinated with how we think, and how we set new milestones in achievements. Gutenberg’s Bible enabled a dramatic spread of knowledge and information, and the topic is what led me to include this section on the website for ruminating on ideas and including links to other big ideas. The technology for printing involved had existed previously in Asia, but the introduction of movable metal type was an improvement and transformed the printing of books and the spread of information. The mastery of craft demonstrated in the production of Gutenberg’s work elevated them to actual artworks.

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“It’s not a big stretch to suggest that the technology of writing, because of its emphasis on visual cues, shapes the way we think regardless of what is written. That’s right, writing was, and still is, a form of technology. It requires the use of special tools such as pen, paper, brushes, and skins. Writing also requires human invention of a symbol system that needs decoding and encoding.” “The power of print and its affect on the church,” Rob Price, M.A.     Read more

The capacity for creative expression is one of the defining qualities of being human. Raya Bidshahri

Wonderful article from Raya Bidshahri that covers multiple ideas and features a beautiful digital installation–“Tree of Ténéré” from Burning Man Festival 2017 and another short film, “Wanderers”.
“It’s fascinating to consider that while artists can shape the future of technology and human progress, technology can shape how artists express themselves. Technology is giving artists more powerful tools, such as virtual reality and holograms. In this complex but potent interaction, art and technology continue to influence each other.” Raya Bidshahri      Read full article


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