Glass Angels and Data Insects

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Session Title:

  • New Vocabularies and Directions of Digital Media

Presentation Title:

  • Glass Angels and Data Insects

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Abstract:

  • This talk is about the way insect colonies offer themselves up as mirrors for their human hosts. They provide a language for arguing between the needs of the collective and the individual. Like insects themselves these representations mutate over time and then evolve into exotic models of human behavior. McLuhan spoke of the mission of humans to ”fecundate” technology, and here we’ll examine our evolution into the bees of the electronic world.

     

    Full text p. 37-38

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