Technology and culture and possibly vigilance too
TypeArticles dans des revues avec comité de lecture
Many have bowed before the recently acquired powers of ‘new technologies’. However, in the shift from tekhne to tekhnologia, it seems we have lost human values. These values are communicative in nature as technological progress has placed barriers like distance, web pages and ‘miscellaneous extras’ between individuals. Certain values, like the interpersonal pleasures of rendering service, have been lost as their domain of predilection has for many become fully commercially oriented, dominated by the cadence of profitability. Though the popular cultures of the artificial have surged forth to deliver us from the twentieth century, they have enabled some very superfluous dreaming—Man has succumbed to the Godly role of simulating himself and creating other beings. Communication is replaced by machines, services are rendered via many automated devices, procreation has entered the public sphere, robots and entertainment agents educate our youth and mesmerising screen-integrating ‘forms of intelligence’ even think for us. As such, this so-called culture threatens the very values Man constructed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to guide himself into the future. But what if the phenomena mentioned just reflect our new values? The author presents an investigation into this cultural shift, its impact on human practices with regards the mind and the body and evokes some pros and cons of generally accepting the ‘Culture of the Artificial’.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
SCHMIDT, Colin; MANGA, Xavier (2013)La mise en scène des produits et des marques placés : représentations, significations publics.
PILLAI, Jayesh S.; SCHMIDT, Colin; RICHIR, Simon (Axel Cleeremans, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2013)The sense of “Presence” (evolving from “telepresence”) has always been associated with virtual reality research and is still an exceptionally mystifying constituent. Now the study of presence clearly spans over various ...
SCHMIDT, Colin (IUS Publicum, 2015)Le robot comme interactant est souvent un agent cognitif et biologiquement inspiré par l'homme, conçu pour communiquer. Au-delà des questions classiques concernant la plausibilité des artefacts intelligents, des interrogations ...
SCHMIDT, Colin (2014)The presence of overwhelming amounts of information in our big-data era society is growing. Globalisation is increasingly giving these solicitations (regarding information) a more social aspect causing behavioural changes. ...
PILLAI, Jayesh S.; ATHAVANKAR, Uday A.; SCHMIDT, Colin; RICHIR, Simon (Springer, 2013)‘Presence’, the sense of being inside a virtual environment evoked with the help of computer mediation, has come to be a subject well explored in the field of virtual reality. Studies on mental imagery confirm that we can ...