I was just reading Hans Moravec’s prediction/belief/fantasy(?) where human consciousness will be downloaded into a digital form where it is either given free reign to roam around in cyberspace or be restrained within the body of a robot. He writes about scientists frying human brains and then separating layers of molecules so information can be scanned layer by layer. At the end of it, your head, now that does'nt sound like fun. While this freaks me out – on many levels – I have to admit, I’ve become more and more convinced of how fragile our bodily existence is. If everything around us is fragile, from political to economic to cultural to moral to all kinds of systems, then why isn’t our anthropocentric world-view just as fragile? Sure, this wont happen tomorrow – unless it is already happening and I missed it? -, and maybe not in the next decade or so, but something along those lines is surely in the making. iPad is not exactly the move in the other direction. Anyway, If it happens, how do we as designers respond? Surely things wont be the same?
I find myself dreaming of some sort of weird mixture of a Tim Burton-ish with a hint of random sci-fi tv world because of some of the questions that raise themselves while doing the research at school. This is augmented when all you experience for hours at length is an attack of psychedelic colors forming and moving on the screen trying (as a team, here's my shameless plug) to understand the potential found in (half anthropocentric/half entomologic) systems of self-organization as models of thinking and structuring the work.
It’s fun though, all these colors, but this brain-frying business is confusing me.