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The Center for Nonviolent Communication | Center for Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.
communication  education  nonviolence  conflict  conflict-resolution  mediation 
march 2014 by tsuomela
Los Angeles Review of Books - The Next Level: Alexander R. Galloway’s “The Interface Effect”
"For many Americans, then, a great deal of contemporary life is mediated by interfaces, including laptop, smartphone, and television screens. That this perpetual mediation so often goes unexamined speaks to the importance of Alexander R. Galloway’s new monograph The Interface Effect. Galloway’s ambitious book aspires to be not only a theory of interfaces but also a broader rethinking of the field of “new media studies,” an academic discipline with precursors in the media theories of Marshall McLuhan and Raymond Williams in the 1960s that emerged properly with scholarship produced alongside the rise of web culture of the 1990s."
book  review  media  new-media  interface  culture  criticism  critical-theory  technology  philosophy  aesthetics  design  internet  mediation  media-studies 
february 2013 by tsuomela
The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder - Ian Bogost - Technology - The Atlantic
"A really new aesthetics might work differently: instead of concerning itself with the way we humans see our world differently when we begin to see it through and with computer media that themselves "see" the world in various ways, what if we asked how computers and bonobos and toaster pastries and Boeing 787 Dreamliners develop their own aesthetics. The perception and experience of other beings remains outside our grasp, yet available to speculation thanks to evidence that emanates from their withdrawn cores like radiation around the event horizon of a black hole. The aesthetics of other beings remain likewise inaccessible to knowledge, but not to speculation--even to art. "
art  modern  contemporary  technology  computer  visual  graphics  new-aesthetic  mediation  digital  aesthetics 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Bogost, Levi, McLuhan « Object-Oriented Philosophy
Marshall and Eric McLuhan’s Laws of Media ...This book develops a “tetrad” or fourfold structure of all media. Every medium enhances, obsolesces, retrieves, and reverses
media  about(MarshallMcLuhan)  mediation 
july 2009 by tsuomela
I cite: Emergence? Not again
Short critique of Emergence by Stephen Johnson (and inter alia other emergence popularizations) re: the confusions between small and large scale, face to face with computer mediated communication, and reflexivity.
emergence  complexity  cscw  computer  technology-effects  technology  conversation  reflexivity  mediation  institutions 
july 2009 by tsuomela
He Saw It Coming - The Atlantic (November 2008)
His films are testaments to central truths of the current media environment: that mere logic is powerless against a brilliant projection of personality, that self-conscious “objectivity” and truth-telling are very different things, and that compelling narrative is impervious to facts. From the selling of the Iraq War to the selling of Sarah Palin, Watkins, like Orwell before him, shows how we are lied to, and how we lie to ourselves.
film  review  cinema  media  mediation 
november 2008 by tsuomela

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