Archive for cybernetics – Page 2

Digital Skeptic or Analog Celebrant … Which Frame Would You Choose? (part one of two)

OK, pop quiz: Are you … a) a digital celebrant b) a digital skeptic c) both a digital celebrant and skeptic d) none of the above e) confused because you have no clue what I’m talking about If you answered anything but “e”, then more than likely you are familiar with the frames digital celebrant […]

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Analog Versus Digital Life According to Mack Hicks—Author of “The Digital Pandemic”

In an earlier post I talked about a book by psychologist Mack Hicks entitled The Digital Pandemic: Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Digital Age. I enjoyed Hicks’ book for two overarching reasons: 1) Hicks presents information concerning the analog–digital divide in a coherent and illuminating fashion, and, 2) Hicks has a lot to say on […]

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Summarizing “Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age” (part 8A)

I ended part 8 by asking three questions: What’s the problem that digital technologies attempt to solve? What’s the “distance” aspect of this problem? Are solutions being brought about through greater levels of abstraction? In this part, which I am calling “8A”, I’d like to take a first pass at answering these questions before continuing […]

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COMMENT: Living Alone: The Rise of Capitalism and the Decline of Families

Living Alone: The Rise of Capitalism and the Decline of Families. Wednesday, 03 October 2012 By Harriet Fraad, Truthout | Book Review In this blog post I’d like to comment on Harriet Fraad’s article Living Alone: The Rise of Capitalism and the Decline of Families. Fraad’s article is actually a summary article in which she […]

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UPDATE: The Tao of Brain Plasticity

There’s not a month that goes by that I do not receive a brochure on yet another workshop on how all manner of mental health therapy has the potential to change the brain, “rewire brain circuitry” is the metaphor most often used. These brochures conjure up images of psychotherapists wearing tool belts and sporting butt […]

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