Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another perspective on textscape

Scientific American reports how neuroscience is documenting how the physical spaces we inhabit affect our internal lives -- creativity, emotion, problem solving -- as much as they structure our external/physical daily life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Global communications -- more homogeneity?

Disconcerting thought from David Brooks last week: " . . . the most interesting factor is the way instant communications lead to unconcious conformity. You'd think that with thousands of ideas flowing at light speed around the world, you'd get a diversity of viewpoints and expectations that would balance one another out. Instead, global communications seem to have led people in the financial subculture to adopt homogenous viewpoints. They made the same one-way bets at the same time."