Patterns and embodiment: An examination of human knowing in "A Day Made of Glass"

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2013-01-01
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Speckhard, Mary
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In 2011 and 2012, Corning, a glass company, released a series of videos on Youtube featuring "A Day Made of Glass." These videos became popular and thought-provoking as they visualized a world of ubiquitous display and augmented reality. In this paper, I examine the effects such a future would have on human knowing with the critique of the digital humanities. In particular, I develop a framework using the literary/cybernetics perspective of N. Katherine Hayles and the epistemological perspective of Michael Polanyi. Analyzing the video, I conclude that while the technology of "A Day Made of Glass" does not enhance human embodiment and sense of touch, it has much to offer the visual aspect of knowing

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"A Day Made of Glass", augmented reality, digital humanities, Michael Polanyi, N. Katherine Hayles, ubiquitous display
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