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Politics and Internet

Posted in Culture, politics, Society, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 23/04/2011 by Living out of Eden

 (Image borrowed from “Life Examinations” blog)

Same as in other fields, Internet is by far more enabling, than the way it’s currently being used.

Although Modern Movement developed its philosophy based in already existing materials, social structure and imagery, it exceeded by far the expectations of its time. In fact, there are examples that “look” modern even today, after more than 80 years.

However, being “avant-garde” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avant-garde) is much more about innovation, than invention. It doesn’t bring creation out of nothing (although Modern Movement claimed a “tabula-rasa” status to be imperative as a starting point). It’s a fact that not only Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe or Walter Gropius based their designs on the background of traditional architecture, but even Le Corbusier proved to be more “traditional” than he was considered to be.

What I mean by this is that, even when we are being able to get access to it from our phones and it seems it has already flooded our everyday life, Internet is still today at a very primitive stage. There is much more ahead to explore than what has been already developed, and it is not a matter of new technologies but just to put our imagination to work and think all its potential still to be unveiled.

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Banks II

Posted in Crisis, Economics, Ethics, politics, Society with tags , , , , , on 21/04/2011 by Living out of Eden

http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/d-sherman-okst/why-we-are-totally-finished