Douglas Rushkoff interview…

Just reading an interview with Douglas Rushkoff on Kris Krug’s Blog> Douglas Rushkoff Interview – “Get Back in the Box?

We’ve been using technology in basically one way since the original Renaissance: to allow for command and control. Everything from the steam engine to Ford’s assembly lines helped reinforce a mechanistic model where a manager controls machinery – or people through machinery.

Networking changed things, and allowed complexity to emerge through technology instead of simply being quelled all the time.

But other changes abound. The original Renaissance brought us perspective painting, the extended metaphor, calculus, circumnavigation of the globe, and the printing press. Our renaissance brings hypertext, chaos math, orbiting the globe, and the internet. We’re experiencing a shift in our ability to contend with dimension that is profound as the shift experienced back in the 1500’s. And the same kind of shift is happening across all the disciplines, not just technology. In fact, it’s rupturing the notion of separated disciplines, itself. (Rushkoff qtd in. Douglas Rushkoff Interview – “Get Back in the Box? )

“The individual is defined by his or her connections. We are our connection to other people. ” (Rushkoff qtd in. Douglas Rushkoff Interview – “Get Back in the Box? )

Very interesting stuff…

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