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Tag Archives: Thesis

  1. Thoughts from Summer »

    Aug 20, 2010

    Summer has been pretty great. For three months I’ve been between San Francisco and Cupertino, interning at Apple and exploring the Bay. I’m proud of a few things I did while out here, but it’s coming to a close and I’m feeling the New York Itch. I’m not talking about bed bugs. Apple has been […]

  2. 02. Every Extension … »

    Apr 16, 2010

    I’m continuing to work my way through Adam Greenfield’s Everyware, an amazing book that continues to blow my mind. In “Thesis 43” Greenfield quotes Marshal McLuhan (who incidentally has been named the patron saint of Wired Magazine. Marshal coined the terms “global village” and “the medium is the message” as well as wrote Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man in 1964, his seminal and most widely known work.

  3. 01. First Thoughts on a Thesis »

    Mar 29, 2010

    I’ve been thinking about evolution. After hundreds of thousands of years, we’ve become highly physical beings: gangly arms, upright posture, joints and bones that withstand long arduous walks, teeth that can cut and grind nearly anything, hands that can perform millions of coordinated, nuanced manipulations. We’re amazing physical beings. Yet, we spend all of our time sitting, staring into projected light computer terminals, handling virtual objects with a “digital finger” that has less nuance than my pinky toe. We punch 78 or so keys repeatedly to “talk” to friends or to “compose” a piece of music. We’re not using our bodies, and so they are failing us.