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Biofdbck Soc CA: Beauty Orig EP Tele & GT - 45 min

Beauty and the Origins
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Alan Macy

on 28 June 2018

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Transcript of Biofdbck Soc CA: Beauty Orig EP Tele & GT - 45 min

The Claustrum
1901
1903
Electrical communication technology converts human activity to the movement of charge carriers (electrons )
OUTSIDE
the body.
Neuronal action is core to human activity and results in the movement of charge carriers (ions)
INSIDE
the body.

1767: Sulzer's search for beauty in the realms of taste lead to a description of electricity.

Radiate our emotions
Emotions Jacket
-Philips
Hug Shirt
-CuteCircuit
Vibe Necklace
-Philips
"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
great resemblance between mental and bodily taste
1757
D. Hume
"The Standard of Taste"
J. Sulzer
"General Theory of Pleasures"
Taste is the intuitive capacity to recognize beauty
"A Critique of Pure Judgement"
I. Kant
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
F. Hutcheson
J. Locke
"Critical Reflections on Poetry, Painting and Music"
J. Dubos
Plato
-
beauty is an ideal

Aristotle
-
beauty is a perception
M. Lambert
"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
1647-1733
1694-1746
1720-1779
1670-1742
1711-1776
1724-1804
1632-1704
1789-1854
G. Ohm
1777-1851
H. Oersted
1737-1798
1745-1827
L. Galvani
A. Volta
1815-1852
A. Lovelace
C. Babbage
1791-1871
A. Meucci
A. Bell
1808-1889
1847-1922
1879-1955
A. Einstein
M. Faraday
1791-1867
1831-1879
J. Maxwell
A. Druyan
C. Sagan
1949-
1934-1996
Voyager 1
Launched 1977
H. Lamarr
1913-2000
Satellite medium turns globe into repertory theater
M. McLuhan
1911-1980
Jacquard Loom
1801
Optimizing Nervous System Extension
- first steps taken in 1876
Relativity
Human
Nervous System
Expansion
Computers
Electromagnetic
Fields
1882-USA
1881 - Germany
Voyager life span
Here we are
Telephone
Telephone
Telephone
Here we are
What's next?

- Continued electronic extension of our nervous systems
Extend our grasp
Project our pre-thoughts
Express ourselves into the environment
Our reach
Mediate faster
NYSE - founded in 1792
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
- founded in 2000
buys NYSE in 2012
Telephone
1894
Telephone
8 kbits/sec
Year: 1876
8000 bits/sec
electron mediated
real-time
bi-directional
nervous system
extension
of
any length
Hearing
Speech
Developed: 1876
Mediate faster
Twitter use
Expand
Nervous System
Build
Support Infrastructure
1881 - first telephone network
1882 - first power distribution network
1942
Telephone
Sputnik
Wireless Spread Spectrum
24 years
later....
Our reach
Global Village/Theater
Consciousness locus?
Noisy
Divisive
Telephone
Vocal Tract
=
8000 bits/sec
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