[ExI] san jose tech museum's take on the singularity
atymes at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 19:04:32 UTC 2010
To truly appreciate an art, one must be aware of the often humble tools and
used to create masterpieces.
The Hoover Dam was created with massive machines, yes - and common
those machines were themselves forged from the same iron and other elements
find in the wares of any Home Depot, using similar - if scaled-up, and
specialized for that -
The Internet began with but a few nodes, none beyond the understanding of a
An integral part of the Singularity, is the ability for the common person -
or AI - to build
what was once available only to the elite, if available at all. Even those
who do not DIY
directly, benefit from the wider availability (and thus, lower cost and
increasing quality) of
specialized goods. In this case, the panel is lended importance by where it
which of course anyone (with permission) could do. Actually crafting the
thing is simple.
2010/9/27 <natasha at natasha.cc>
> 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
> > 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
> > organizations right now,
> > is strapped for cash... Adrian
> > I would propose something very modest: merely a one for one replacement
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > done satisfactorily there before (mounted a periodic chart and a portrait
> > Richard Feynman as wall decorations for my home, in case there was ever
> > 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
> > 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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