09 June 2011

Last Farewell ~ MIT's Hiroshi Ishii at TEDxTokyo

MIT Media Lab's Hiroshi Ishii at TEDxTokyo on The Last Farewell...
"The digital world is a dry one. This is not a necessary consequence of its being digital; it is because of the supremacy of a kind of “technical-efficiency-ism,” in which the question of how much information can be trimmed away for compression is given precedence over more fundamental consideration concerning which information it is that conveys human warmth and emotion. The handwritten manuscript of the «Last Farewell» and my dog-eared paperback anthology are both asking us questions about the meaning of the “traces of human presence” missing from the present-day Cyberspace."

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