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The Indigenous Internet 

Recently I went to see Werner Herzog’s documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, featuring awe-inspiring ancient cave paintings in France created tens of thousands of years ago. The visuals and camera work were incredible, but one part that really struck me was an interview with a researcher recounting an anthropologist’s experience with Aborigines in Australia. While …

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Computers + Writing 

Writing and alphabetic systems have always been shaped by the tools and materials in the environment. The materiality of clay and reeds influenced the development of the ancient alphabet cuneiform; the writing system was comprised of five different wedge shapes, which were the types of impressions the reeds made in the clay. (The word “cuneiform” …

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Living through the Paleozoic Era of the Internet 

We are living through a communication revolution. It is like the Gutenberg revolution of the printing press, but at a thousand-times greater magnifold. The Internet. Arguably, this technology is beyond the discovery of copper, the discovery of bronze, the discovery of smelting iron. It is beyond the technology of paper and gunpowder. It is beyond …

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