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Google TechTalk: Beauty Origins EP, Tele & GT - 45 min
Transcript of Google TechTalk: Beauty Origins EP, Tele & GT - 45 min
Electrical communication technology converts human activity to the movement of electrons
Neuronal action is core to human activity and results in the movement of electrons
1752: Sulzer's search for beauty in the realms of taste lead to a description of electricity
1791-1794: Luigi Galvani and Allessandro Volta conduct related experiments that provide the basis for electrophysiology
Radiate our emotions
"The electronically induced technological extensions of our central nervous systems… are immersing us in a world-pool of information movement and are thus enabling man to incorporate within himself the whole of mankind."
M. McLuhan - 1969
Beauty and the Origins of Electrophysiology
Telecommunications and the Global Theater
Similarities between aesthetic and gustatory taste
"The Standard of Taste"
"General Theory of Pleasures"
Taste is the intuitive capacity to recognize beauty
"A Critique of Pure Judgement"
It's pleasurable because it's beautiful
"Inquiry Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony and Design"
"An Essay Concerning Human Understanding"
External sensation and internal reflection act to create sense of beauty
Sense of Beauty - an internal sense produces pleasure
"Critical Reflections on Poetry, Painting and Music"
beauty is an objective ideal
beauty is an objective perception
"Reflections on Taste"
Taste is the first movement and a type of instinct which draws us and guides us more surely than all the work of reason
We do not reason beauty, we taste it
Satellite medium turns globe into repertory theater
Optimizing Nervous System Extension
- first steps taken in 1876
1881 - Germany
Voyager life span
Here we are
Here we are
- Continued electronic extension of our nervous systems
Extend our grasp
Project our pre-thoughts
Express ourselves into the environment
NYSE - founded in 1792
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
- founded in 2000
buys NYSE in 2012
1881 - first telephone network
1882 - first power distribution network