We are at a point in our evolution as a species where we’ve become not quite living not quite dead.
The zombie threatens to devour us, but in an altogether different way from the machine. Machines take our flesh away. Zombies, which are the epitome of flesh, proffer it back.
Writing is a practice and a process, thus the “-ing” on the end of the word. In this class, we will focus on the inventing, the doing, and the revising--and not as much on the finishing, not on the being done.
In this course, we will think about what it is to be human and about how the human is being transformed by rapid advances in technology.
A haptic interface is one that engages our skin before our intellect, our body before our brain. Certain media devices could be described as peculiarly haptic (e.g., the Xbox Kinect or Apple’s iPad), but there is a way in which all media have the potential to be (or necessarily are) haptic.