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December 8, 2006

Prompt # 8 - Lecture 24

Gershenfeld tried to inform us that how he thinks personal fabrication will be the next revolutionary thing on the market. Supermarket will be unnecessary because everyone will have they own personal fabricator, which can make anything anyone can imagine. From food to clothing everyone will have what they need. And as the PC became an everyday use items, so will the personal fabrication. Then he start talking about how his class “How To Make (almost) Anything,? not only IT students joined the class but also architecture and art major students were taking it. This brought new area of expertise into class. Even if they don’t know how do programming they bring art and beauty into the designing which the IT students what to do less. All of the students have one common goal, to make Something out of Nothing.

December 4, 2006

Prompt # 7 - Technopolis

“A new technology does not add or subtract something. It changes everything.? (Neil Postman)

Technology is everywhere and is everything,
Technopolies is the interaction of human and technology,
So don’t worry about an example; it is in front of you.