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21 DECEMBER 2015

Adam Curtis: our defeatist response to contradictory narratives

"So much of the news this year [2014] has been hopeless, depressing and above all confusing. To which the only response is 'Oh Dear' But what this film is going to suggest is that defeatist response has become a central part of a new system of political control and to understand how this is happening you have to look to Russia and to a man called Vladislav Surkov who is a hero of our time. Surkov is one of President Putin's advisors and has helped him maintain his power for fifteen years, but he has done it in a very new way. He came originally from the avant-garde art world and those who have studied his career say that what Surkov has done is import ideas from conceptual art into the very heart of politics."

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2014Adam CurtisAfghanistanapathyausterity measuresavant-garde art • Bashar al-Assad • bewildering • British troops • Chancellor of the Exchequer • Charlie Brooker • conceptual artconfusion tacticsconspiracy theoriesconstant changecontradictory narratives • contradictory vaudeville • controlcrimedaesh • defeatism • defeatist response • destabilised perceptiondisc jockey • ebola • economy • evil enemy • financial crimes • George Osbornehuman agencyhyperrealityincoherencemedia machine • non-linear war • non-linear world • perceptions of realitypolitical control • political strategy • post-traditional societypublic thought • quantitative easing • Russia • Russian politics • ruthless elite • shapeshiftingsimulacrasmokescreen • strategy of power • Syria • those in power • Ukraineuncertainty • undermine perceptions • Vladimir PutinVladislav Surkovwhat is really happening

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Simon Perkins
19 JANUARY 2014

inFORM: prototype for a Dynamic Shape Display

"inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table's surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance."

(Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii, 2013)

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2013 • Akimitsu Hogge • Alex Olwal • applied research • computationally reconfigurable • computationally transformable • computer-mediated interaction • Daniel Leithinger • digital states • direct interactiondisplay device • dynamic shape display • form and appearancefuture interaction concepts • future materials • Hiroshi Ishii • human-material interaction • inFORM (prototype) • interact with digital information • interactive surfaceinteractive table • Material User Interface (MUI) • materialitiesMIT Media Lab • MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group • physical and digital interaction • physical form • physical manifestation • radical atoms • reconfigurable material • remote communicationremote partner • Sean Follmer • sense of presence • shapes and formsshapeshiftingshaping our relationship to the material worldtabletoptactile communication • tangible bits • tangible computingtangible interfacestangible visualisationtechnology affordances • transformable material • world around us

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Alex Sisan
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