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-@caseorganic says: my apologies. I've been under the weather all day and have missed the second day of BarCamp. Here are notes I've created to give you an idea of what may have been discussed.+===== @caseorganic says: my apologies. I've been under the weather all day and have missed the second day of BarCamp. Here are notes I've created to give you an idea of what may have been discussed. ===== 
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-Think of the system in which the object exists. -Think of the system in which the object exists.
-What kind of a system is the object a part of? -What kind of a system is the object a part of?
--How is the object birthed?+        -How is the object birthed?
-How is the system that the object is birthed in different from the eventual system it inhabits? -How is the system that the object is birthed in different from the eventual system it inhabits?
-How is the birth of a tree and its eventual location different from that of a child? A piece of clothing? A piece of data? -How is the birth of a tree and its eventual location different from that of a child? A piece of clothing? A piece of data?
--What systems exist inside the object. What about complex objects with multiple systems? How can these systems be visualized across time and space? +        -What systems exist inside the object. What about complex objects with multiple systems? How can these systems be visualized across time and space?  
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 +==== Visual Technologies as Cognitive Prostheses ==== 
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 +Lev Maovich's "Visual Technolgoies as Cognitive Prostheses: A Short History odf the Externalization of the Mind" tracks how over the last century and a half visual technologies - from photography and film to contemporary experiments in computer-image systems, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience -- invent or fabricate models through which it becomes possible to "externalize the functions of consciousness." (10).  
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 +"The far-reaching implications of this trajectory, proposes Manovich, are that this very esite to objectify the psyche- -- to imagine or visualize the mind itself --- gave birth to modern imaging technologies such as photography, cinema, and virtual reality" (10).  
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 +In Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents, his words suggest "a possible future in which the magnificence of humans as prosthetic gods is tempered by the ill-fitting and troublesome nature of their auxiliary organs  (11).  
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 +(Pictures of cars, bad phones, bad design).  
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 +In the same way, our external organs sit angrily attacked in office cubicles, in airports -- in all of the interface exchanges we encounter during our daily lives -- such as the ATM machine, the coin dispenser, ect. The copiers, printers, scanners, faxers. The software inside our computers. The computer itself. We're beginning to have prostheses inside of prostheses. Interface inside of interface, malfunction compounded by poor design and the decay of time.  
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 +Planned obsolescence has given us machines that must be constantly updated and refreshed Good experiences are guaranteed as long as one stays on top of the purchasing wave. Once one falls behind, the prostheses become worrysome --gives us more and more friction when dealing with reality. To upgrade generally decreases this friction -- lubricates us to glide more freely through the rigors of society.  
-Systemic Friction: +====Systemic Friction: ====
Online, friction is less prevalent than offline. Iterations, or software releases can happen more quickly than the equivalent revolutions in real life. In the analog sphere, interactions based on growth in response to systems happen at a slower rate. A tree is constantly in co-production with its environment. What the tree does influences the system, which in turn influences the tree. The network of trees acting together influcnes a wider system. Online, friction is less prevalent than offline. Iterations, or software releases can happen more quickly than the equivalent revolutions in real life. In the analog sphere, interactions based on growth in response to systems happen at a slower rate. A tree is constantly in co-production with its environment. What the tree does influences the system, which in turn influences the tree. The network of trees acting together influcnes a wider system.
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Digitally: Digitally:
- Facebook: Identity and value is constructed through image, wall posts, addins, and updates.  +**Facebook:** Identity and value is constructed through image, wall posts, addins, and updates.  
- Flickr: Identity and value is related to interest and topic. It is also indexible and searchable.  +**Flickr:** Identity and value is related to interest and topic. It is also indexible and searchable.  
- Linkedin: Power is constructed through history, recommendations, and connections, and sharing data/experience. It is the 'emptiest' vessel of many of the social networks available, and thus it can share data in the largest variety of ways.  +**Linkedin:** Power is constructed through history, recommendations, and connections, and sharing data/experience. It is the 'emptiest' vessel of many of the social networks available, and thus it can share data in the largest variety of ways.  
- Twitter: Power is constructed through text, retweeting, link exchange, content, avatars, background images and followers.  +**Twitter:** Power is constructed through text, retweeting, link exchange, content, avatars, background images and followers.  
-Myspace: Power is constructed through music, pictures, blog posts, and wall posts.+**Myspace:** Power is constructed through music, pictures, blog posts, and wall posts.
Questions: Questions:
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