Nelson’s Dream Machines (1968-70), Bolter’s “Seeing and Writing” and “Writing as Technology,” Lanham’s “The Electronic Word” (1989), Bush’s “As We May Think” (1945), Edison’s “To-Do-List,” MITH’s “Vintage computer collection,” and Griffin’s “Turing Test Breakthrough” (2014).
My initial experience:
Beautiful opening page. The sound is awesome, seductive.
But the text–light on dark–that begins with the Intro–turns me off so much!
Is this a database? An archive with an interface orienting one as she chooses to explore the information in prescribed or pre-designed or pre-curated ways?
Branch, John. “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek.” The New York Times. 2012. Web. 29 August 2015.
First, let me say that it’s interesting to read this absolutely gorgeous webtext and then read some of the other texts out there about this incident. King5 News report, Outside Magazine’s report, written by one of the skiers, Megan Michelson, and from Powder, the magazine for which one of the skiers worked.
Interesting and key passages:
“Haptic is from the Greek “haptesthai,” meaning to touch.” (1)
“Scientists have studied haptics for decades, and they know quite a bit about the biology of touch. They know, for example, what kind of receptors are in the skin and how nerves shuttle information back and forth between the central nervous system and the point of contact.” (1)