Seven year-old Onfim slays his enemies; Onfim is a wild beast. Onfim (hat tip: Alex Tabarrok and Owen) reminds us that reading and writing (and… Read More »Writing and Reading (and visual art) as Technology (9): Virtual Realities
On Speaking [My literary agent] Darhansoff & Verrill… handles speaking requests. I almost never accept these. When I do, I charge a lot of money,… Read More »Neal Stephenson on Speaking Arrangements; Art and Artists; Correspondence and Productive Writing
Overlay For those who came in late, here’s everyone’s favourite online encyclopedia on AR: Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (8): Augmenting Reality
This is a crossover post with the Literacy as Technology thread – I’ll weave some of these ideas in there in the coming days. Kevin… Read More »Technology (19): Kevin Kelly on technological transitions as informational revolutions
I haven’t been able to find a literacy campaign earlier than King Sejong the Great of Korea‘s 1443-1444 Hunminjeongeum (“The Correct/Proper Sounds for the Instruction… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (7): History’s First Mass Literacy Campaign?
Not Gutenberg Gutenberg put several important pieces together in a new way in 1439(ish) when he built what most of us probably think of as… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (6): Stop Press. Who invented moveable type?
The development of spoken language was humankind’s first great networking technology.* Speech allows us to communicate thought and to think far better than we could… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (5): Literacy as Infrastructure for Thought