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Transcript of MAT Feb-2013
to the movement of electrons OUTSIDE the body.
Neuronal action is core to human activity and results
in the movement of electrons INSIDE the body.
- Electrophysiology -
1791-1794: Luigi Galvani and Allessandro Volta develop experiments that provide basis for human electrophysiology understanding and electrical communications develpment.
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
Reason is and ought only to be a slave of passions...
"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"
Aesthetics - use appears in 18th century
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful
Concept of Taste led to the Concept of the Aesthetic
- pushback to the rise of rationalism as applied to beauty
- like taste , beauty is immediately perceived
"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 as our environment
Mediate via specialized electronics and software
NYSE -211 years old
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - 12 years old