Blog/Juan Pablo Hourcade: Designing the Cognitive Future, Part VI: Communication
I liked your blog very much, Juan Pablo, thanks for posting it. I am now working on an academic project in HCI that does exactly what you are talking about: helping people from different cultures communicate better.
I think the place with the most room for development is intercultural communication because, as you mentioned, the fact that the world is getting more and more interconnected allows us to communicate with people we would never have met otherwise. And the speed of technological advances in the domain is much higher than the speed of our adaptation.
LaserOrigami: Laser-Cutting 3D Objects
By Stefanie Mueller, Bastian Kruck, Patrick Baudisch
LaserOrigami sounds amazing! Lasers cutting metal is crazy, but origami is wonderful; so precise. I definitely agree the lasers produce a sturdier result than finger joints. Thanks for sharing.
The fact that the world is getting more and more interconnected allows us to communicate with people we would never have met otherwise.
Isn't It Time to Change the Way We Think About Time?
By Larissa Pschetz
If I can suggest further reading, Hartmut Rosa has written an interesting book on acceleration, Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity. He makes a good point by saying that acceleration is not just a technological question, but also a social issue, i.e., that we should not only focus on technology when working on the question of time.
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