Computers = World
The articles by Neil Gershenfeld called â€œFab,â€? and by Louis Kahn called â€œEssential Texts,â€? were very much similar in their narrative of the relation of visual things to other things in the physical world. In the reading by Gershenfeld he says â€œIf the world is a computer, then the science of computing is really the science of scienceâ€? (4). When reading this it immediately made me think that computers actually do help the world become what it is. My last blog response had to do with technopolies, and one of my examples was about computers and the internet. Even though there are some drawbacks to computers there are no doubt that they have improved the world as a whole. This led me into my comparison between the two articles. In the second article by Kahn he says that â€œlight enabled people to see and experience space and structureâ€? (228). When I tried to analyze this quote I immediately thought about light being compared to the computer in the first article. There is no doubt that programs on PCs help people to understand space and structure better and easier. With new technology and graphics that make things look real it is amazing what people can do with computers. In the most recent lecture given in Architecture 1701, we discussed the virtual or digital world and the fact that it is split into many different categories. When applying the computer to the lecture, you could pretty much place it in all of the categories in how the first computer became PCs. The size of the computer shrunk, the complexity went down as it became very much user friendly, and the acceleration or speed of the computer has increased beyond anyoneâ€™s dreams.