The New Nothing – Analog/Digital: Opposition or Continuum?

74914ee9a20cae13765dce54917f2bb2?s=47 Axel Quack
August 19, 2014

The New Nothing – Analog/Digital: Opposition or Continuum?

A key note session early on in the Google Digital Academy/ Squared program to set the context of the program in relation to technology and its impact on business, society and human behavior. This session is a vital part of Squared in creating excitement for the opportunities inherent in a digital world.

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Axel Quack

August 19, 2014
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  2. THE NEW NOTHING A D – OPPOSITION OR CONTINUUM?

  3. WHAT DO YOU THINK…

  4. ANALOG

  5. ANALOG

  6. ANALOG DIGITAL

  7. ANALOG DIGITAL

  8. ANTON CORBIJN Analog is more beautiful than digital, really, 


    but we go for comfort.
  9. SYMBOLS, SOCIAL GROUPS & NUMBERS

  10. CHAUVET CAVE ~35.000 BP

  11. LASCAUX CAVE ~19.000 BP

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  13. CORDED WARE ~2800 BP

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  16. POWERS OF TEN CHARLES & RAY EAMES HTTP://D.PR/P60Y/1RB7NYDA

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  20. SPACE

  21. EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY 14TH CENTURY

  22. BRACELLI 16TH CENTURY

  23. RENÉ DESCARTES ~1677

  24. CARL FRIEDRICH GAUß 1854

  25. ALBRECHT DÜRER 15TH CENTURY

  26. MACHINES

  27. G. W. VON LEIBNIZ 1673

  28. JACQUES DE VACANSON, 1738 HTTP://D.PR/UQXZ/WFNIHKSG

  29. JOSEPH JACQUARD 1801

  30. HERMANN HOLLERITH 1890

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  32. COMPUTER = RECHNER [DT.]

  33. ENIAC 1946

  34. VGL. WIKIPEDIA Digital (lat. digitus „Finger“) bezeichnet „den Finger betreffend,

    mit dem Finger“
  35. NORBERT WIENER 1949

  36. WIKIPEDIA “Wiener defined cybernetics in 1948 as ’the scientific study

    of control and communication in the animal and the machine.’ The word ’cybernetics’ comes from the Greek word κυβερνητική (kyverni ̱tikí ̱ , ’government’), i.e. all that are pertinent to κυβερνώ (kyvernó̱), the latter meaning to ’steer,’ ’navigate’ or ’govern,’ hence κυβέρνησις (kyvérni ̱sis, ’government’) is the government while κυβερνήτης (kyverní ̱ ti ̱s) is the governor or the captain.”
  37. WIKIPEDIA “Wiener defined cybernetics in 1948 as ’the scientific study

    of control and communication in the animal and the machine.’ The word ’cybernetics’ comes from the Greek word κυβερνητική (kyverni ̱tikí ̱ , ’government’), i.e. all that are pertinent to κυβερνώ (kyvernó̱), the latter meaning to ’steer,’ ’navigate’ or ’govern,’ hence κυβέρνησις (kyvérni ̱sis, ’government’) is the government while κυβερνήτης (kyverní ̱ ti ̱s) is the governor or the captain.”
  38. MACY CONFERENCE 1953

  39. MICHAEL NOLL 1967

  40. ^ 1943

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  43. JCR LICKLIDER 1968

  44. APPLE II 1977

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  46. TIME MAGAZINE COVER 1983

  47. ALAN KAY

  48. ALAN KAY ”The best way to predict the future is

    to invent it.” 45
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  52. IVAN SUTHERLAND
 (SKETCHPAD DEMO) HTTP://D.PR/TZEG/1AWGW5YC

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  55. ALAN KAY ABOUT THE
 SKETCHPAD DEMO HTTP://D.PR/CD0D/1NJVXIAO

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  58. MACHINES
 CYBERSPACE & ITS INFLUENCE

  59. DEFINITION & INFLUENCES “Cyberspace” is a term created by William

    Gibson in his fantasy novel Neuromancer to describe the “world” of computers, and the society that gathers around them. Gibson’s fantasy of a world of connected computers has moved into a present reality in the form of the Internet. In cyberspace people are met electronically, without a face or body. As Gibson mentioned some of his influences were excerpts from Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, which first ”made no sense to him at all” or as he said ”like reading messages from Mars”.
  60. DEFINITION & INFLUENCES “Cyberspace” is a term created by William

    Gibson in his fantasy novel Neuromancer to describe the “world” of computers, and the society that gathers around them. Gibson’s fantasy of a world of connected computers has moved into a present reality in the form of the Internet. In cyberspace people are met electronically, without a face or body. As Gibson mentioned some of his influences were excerpts from Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, which first ”made no sense to him at all” or as he said ”like reading messages from Mars”.
  61. WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914, 1997 * †

  62. BRION GYSIN, IAN SOMMERVILLE DREAM MACHINE
 HTTP://D.PR/REHX/2HXENBFD

  63. TIMOTHY LEARY 1920, 1996 * †

  64. TIMOTHY LEARY
 ON THE CYBER WORLD HTTP://D.PR/7ZQM/5TSX35T2

  65. PAT CADIGAN (MINDPLAYERS) "One morning in 1979, I was getting

    ready for work and Gary Numan’s ’Cars’ came on the radio. Afterwards, the DJ said, ’There’s some cyberpunk for you.’ He was making a joke; in 1979, the punk movement was in full flower but the chaotic noise of punk music was starting to evolve into electronic noise."
  66. THE EARLY 80S The popularity of the film Bladerunner and

    William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer accelerated the term cyberpunk. Authors like Cadigan, Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker were only a few of the pioneers which created worlds where humans and computers merge.
  67. THE EARLY 80S The popularity of the film Bladerunner and

    William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer accelerated the term cyberpunk. Authors like Cadigan, Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker were only a few of the pioneers which created worlds where humans and computers merge.
  68. THE 1990S Back in the 80s the term cyber was

    more or less related to the underground. Though in the 1990s more and more people got internet access so that an utopian vision changed towards a “household consumer item“. This led to the creation of terms like ”cyber-bull”, ”cybercommunity”, ”cybergeek”, ”cyberlaw”, ”cyberstalker” as well as ”cybersex” and ”cyberwar”. Shortly… everything turned ”cyber” out of a sudden.
  69. THE 1990S Back in the 80s the term cyber was

    more or less related to the underground. Though in the 1990s more and more people got internet access so that an utopian vision changed towards a “household consumer item“. This led to the creation of terms like ”cyber-bull”, ”cybercommunity”, ”cybergeek”, ”cyberlaw”, ”cyberstalker” as well as ”cybersex” and ”cyberwar”. Shortly… everything turned ”cyber” out of a sudden.
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  75. MACHINES
 CONTINUUM

  76. PHILIP ROSEDALE 2006

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  79. MARKUS PERSSON NOTCH

  80. MINECRAFT HTTP://D.PR/KZ39/4LI495RI

  81. GAME OF THRONES
 REBUILT IN MINECRAFT

  82. GOOGLE EARTH

  83. JOHANNESBURG STADION
 REBUILT IN GOOGLE EARTH

  84. MINECRAFT REAL EARTH MAP HTTP://D.PR/QGNE/9F8PZ2GN

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  87. OCULUS RIFT FIRST TRIP INTO TUSCANY HTTP://D.PR/E19G/SPQF3PW6

  88. OUTERRA HTTP://D.PR/CEFE/3X2H37NI

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  90. CONCLUSION

  91. ANALOG DIGITAL

  92. ANALOG DIGITAL

  93. MAIL@AXELQUACK.DE WWW.AXELQUACK.DE