Final assignment for E-Learning and Digital Cultures for the University of Edinburgh, via Coursera.
evolution of technology: visual digital literacy
...is the myriad media our eyes are subjected to everyday
...is the constant babble we interpret synchronously at split second speed
...is the visual interpretation of what we don't realise or fully notice
...surrounds and encompasses our world
...is digital visual representation
This artefact examines visual & digital representation in an exploration of where the evolution of technology is taking us.
Is the concept of visual representation accepted as rigorous enough to express deep thinking, meaning and understanding?
Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31330036@N03/3356008239/">Pedro Rivera [SkYp3r] Photography via <a href="http://compfight.com" Compfight http://www.flickr.com/help
Ebon Heath is an artist who plays with 'words'; he creates 'visual poetry' - beautiful sculptures that he says are the "physical representation of our language as object". His typographic structures are a "cacophony" that attempt to make the invisible, visible; to represent the "cozy womb of information data" that comes from our "texting, online, and transmitted technology" to reveal the "invisible noise silent to the eye surrounding us all."
All credits on pp3-6
Is Ebon's competence, knowledge and understanding less rigorous because he expresses it visually rather than writing an expository essay?
Does technology damage our capacity to think?
Is the future of human evolution a post-human state, in which technological progress will free us from intellectual limitation?
Credit: Bendito Machine III printastic.org
Photo Credit: Scott Berkovitz Photography via compfight.com & flickr.com
Image byoFace Killah. Creative Commons license CC:BY
Photo Credit: pareeerica via compfight.com flickr.com/photos/8078381@N03/3321071071
Photo Credit: SabineVogel via compfight.com via flickr.com
"By placing the artefacts
of popular culture
alongside contemporary philosophy and
theory, do we gain a richer view of the
implications of the technological shift for our world and our work?"
Quote Credit: https://class.coursera.org/edc-001/wiki/view?page=Redefiningthehuman
Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35010510@N06/8445908636/">Elisabet Threepwood (so busy)</a> via Compfight
Next image and cover image: Alexsei Bitskoff, http://www.arenaillustration.com/blog/?p=1238
Do we silence the noise - or do we begin to hear it?