21 August 2009

7 let's reflect on our current and future world by looking at some coloredy bar thingys labeled by people who clearly were not english majors, shall we?



so you may have already seen THIS. it is an installation at the MIT museum that apparently "demonstrates the computer's uncanny insights and its inadvertent errors" and causes us, "the viewer[,] to reflect on our current and future world, where digital histories are as important if not more important than oral histories, and computational methods of condensing our digital traces are opaque and socially ignorant."

thanks to the surprisingly large digital footprint of rachel caroline eaton- she of the zealous presbyterianism and genealogically obsessive descendants- this actually says very little about me that i can see. (i love my family, but come on.)

it did, however, inspire me to reflect on how U of C MIT people sound.

7 comments:

Les Savy Ferd said...

I'm told I need a bigger monitor.

oline said...

i think you just have to maximize the window. it was very insistent that i do that.

Les Savy Ferd said...

OK, so you have WAY more colors than I did. I had like 6. this is bunk.

oline said...

and i thought mine was feeble. anna wintour had a freaking shit ton.

Linda said...

I also got a shit ton. included was a big blue "management", as well as a green "illegal".

Lara Ehrlich said...

Oh my. I got three.

Teeny sports.
Teeny media.
Tons of social.

Lara Ehrlich said...

Then I did it again and got three totally different colors!