Jaromil on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 03:20:46 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Fwd: Diaspora* means a brighter future for all of us.

hi Morlock,

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Morlock Elloi wrote:

> The cuteness of interfaces is far from being neutral. Insisting on
> it is like retaining pacifiers in adulthood. It's hard to talk with
> that thing in your mouth.

on top of a momentum of waving hands in air and pointing fingers here
and there to the social web (a topic that is way less relevant than
many others today, IMHO, but fancy enough for an attention spoof) you
have just written the most interesting observation I've read in the
past 2 years of text on the topic. Thanks.

this position opens up a series of incredibly rich considerations
about the past and future of human-machine interaction, plus it can
re-center well a discussion, which allow me to say is becoming quite

nowadays we know that to "build an alternative" is necessary to
decentralize, but it is also crucial to let newcomers understand the
public dimension of the digital. Yet, in most academies, people is too
busy teaching how to persuade and captivate people's attention using
"media design" techniques of sorts...

in a world where advertisement is the main business model, we won't
ever get out of this cultural stall: from the participation growth it
seems we are rich, but those busy on the cuteness of tr/a(p)ps are the
only ones benefitting.


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