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steelweaver - Reality as failed state - tl;dr version (I like doing this)
"I believe part of the meta-problem is this: people no longer inhabit a single reality.

Collectively, there is no longer a single cultural arena of dialogue…

The point, for the climate denier, is not that the truth should be sought with open-minded sincerity – it is that he has declared the independence of his corner of reality from control by the overarching, techno-scientific consensus reality. He has withdrawn from the reality forced upon him & has retreated to a more comfortable, human-sized bubble.

…denier’s retreat from consensus reality approximates role of the cellular insurgents in Afghanistan vis-a-vis the American occupying force: this overarching behemoth I rebel against may well represent something larger, more free, more wealthy, more democratic, or more in touch with objective reality, but it has been imposed upon me…so I am going to withdraw from it into illogic, emotion & superstition & from there I am going to declare war upon it."
reality  climatechange  climatechangedeniers  alternatereality  philosophy  mind  conspiracy  afghanistan  dialogue  environment  environmentalism  2011  awareness  conviviality  sharedhumanpresence  change  division  staugustine  truth  politics  policy  voting  politicalprocess  conflict  control  freedom  agency  technocrats  science  scientists  consensus  intuition  intuitivethinking  thinking  myths  narrative  meaning  meaningmaking  understanding  psychology  birthers  teaparty  realityinsurgents  dialog 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Week 22: Undoing AR | Urbanscale
"What [Kevin Slavin] had to offer was nothing less than a diamond bullet through heart of AR as currently constructed…you could feel things in the world shift around his words as he uttered them."<br />
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"…AR is a profoundly anti-urban(e) technology, & this is the real crux of my beef with its advocates."<br />
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"Certainly as delivered through mobile devices, contemporary AR imposes significant limits on your ability to derive information from the flow of streetlife. It’s not just the “I must look like a dork” implications of walking down street w/ a mobile held visor-like before you…It’s that the city is already trying to tell you things, most of which are likely to be highly, even existentially salient to your experience of place. I can’t help but think that what you’re being offered through the tunnel vision of AR is starkly impoverished by comparison…even before we entertain the very high likelihood of that info being inaccurate, outdated, or commercial or otherwise exploitative…"
ar  alternatereality  adamgreenfield  momoamsterdam  2011  ubicomp  urbancomputing  urbanism  urban  reality  augmentedreality 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Fairy Trails for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
"Fairy Trails is an augmented reality game that opens a window to the fairy world. Turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a magical creature-detector with Fairy Trails!"
alternatereality  fairies  iphone  applications  children  ios 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Locative media - Wikipedia
"Design scholars Anne Galloway & Matt Ward state that "various online lists of pervasive computing & locative media projects draw out breadth of current classification schema: everything from mobile games, place-based storytelling, spatial annotation & networked performances to device-specific applications."
locativeart  locativemedia  alternatereality  ar  locative  socialmedia  media  gps  geography  interaction  interactive  trends  art  mobile  play  williamgibson  annegalloway  christiannold  communication  augmentedreality 
february 2010 by robertogreco

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