Samir’s Selection 02/17/2013 (a.m.)
To See, or To Be Seen « The Frailest Thing
” Like most documentary technology, the use of Vine will likely encourage users to “see” potential Vines in their experience just as a camera encourages users to “see” potential photographs. But what do we make of this new frame by which we are prompted perceive? That depends, I think, on the degree to which users become self-aware of the medium, the possibilities it creates, and the constraints it imposes.
Reality is always out there; certain aspects are apparent to us, certain aspects are concealed. New technologies may reconfigure what is revealed and what is concealed to us. Slow-motion film, for instance, does not create a new reality; it alters perception and thereby reveals previously concealed dimensions of reality.
Marrying into the tribe – FT.com
“Neckties, identity and the dilemmas of the outsider – what happens when a New Englander moves to his wife’s native country?”
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