[ExI] san jose tech museum's take on the singularity

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Mon Sep 27 18:46:01 UTC 2010

   I can't believe you are putting the field of "art" in the  
same email message as the paint and number crafts of "Michael's".   
That in and of itself ought to cause a tsunami singularity! Now I have  
to go wash my mouth out with soap and sterilize my typing fingers.


   Quoting spike <spike66 at att.net>:

> ...On Behalf Of Adrian Tymes
>         Subject: Re: [ExI] san jose tech museum's take on the singularity
>         On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM, Natasha Vita-More
> <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:
>                 >>...What a great idea. (Thanks for thinking of me Amara.)
> Natasha
> ...
>         >...Going in through the "front door" - info at thetech.org or
> 408-294-8324  -
>         should work, if you identify yourself as having an exhibit and a
> funding source...
>         The money is likely to be a key thing.  The Tech, like many similar
> organizations right now,
>         is strapped for cash...  Adrian
> I would propose something very modest: merely a one for one replacement for
> that one panel I posted yesterday, that photo which has the text
> Breaking the Law
> Progress has limits; electricity can't go
> faster than the speed of light, for example.
> Moore predicts that digital innovations
> will soon slow.  Others, however, foresee a
> singularity, when rapid technological shifts
> make the world unpredictable.
> If we were to come up with a replacement panel with approximately that
> amount of text, and actually make the panel, print it, laminate it, mount it
> on styrofoam, stick velcro on it and hand it to them as a one for one
> replacement, that would be a first step, ja?  I would be willing to approach
> them with the replacement panel if we were to agree on the verbiage.
> The local Michael's Art Supply does that kind of work, and I have had work
> done satisfactorily there before (mounted a periodic chart and a portrait of
> Richard Feynman as wall decorations for my home, in case there was ever any
> doubt this is a geek's den.)  Something this size (B size) wouldn't cost
> much, fifty-ish bucks perhaps.  I am an out-of-work rocket scientist, so I
> don't want to spend money.
> The Tech has the panel with a three word title and thirty five words of
> text.  How do we explain the singularity to the non-geek proletariat in
> about 35 words?  Picture?  Countersuggestion?
> spike
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