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The Glass Bead Game
Jon Lebkowsky, 28 Jun 04

Future Hi's Flemming Funch follows a line of thought from consideration of Herman Hesse's "Glass Bead Games" to ways of dealing with information overload. [Link]

"We've been drowning in information. We're on sensory and mental overload most of the time. The web plugs us into an ocean of information, pictures, sounds and bits in a number of media. So, now, the thought is there that we might deal with it all in different ways. There might be more wholistic ways of surfing. Seeing the waves and the ocean as a whole in motion, rather than as a whole lot of drops. Ways of comprehending large chunks at the same time, because we know the keys that tie them together. Seeing forests we didn't before know existed, because we couldn't fathom their trees or their leaves. Suddenly hearing the music of the spheres, once we know there are spheres. Tasting the soup when it dawns on us that it is a soup. If it is a game, I wanna play."

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the link doesn't work.


Posted by: Eli on 30 Jun 04



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