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Every accident provides a brief moment of awareness of real life.

— Bruce Mau

O raciocínio instantâneo, sem passagens é o da mente de Deus, infinitamente superior à humana, que no entanto não deve ser menosprezada nem considerada nula, visto que foi criada por Deus, e avançando passo a passo, compreendeu, investigou e realizou coisas maravilhosas.

— Italo Calvino

A rapidez e a concisão do estilo agrada porque apresenta à alma um amontoado de ideias simultâneas, sucedendo-se com tanta rapidez que parecem simultâneas, e fazem a alma ondular numa tal abundância de pensamentos, ou de imagens e sensações espirituais, que ou não consegue abraçá-las todas de uma vez nem plenamene cada uma delas, ou não tem tempo de ficar ociosa e vazia de sensações.

— Giacomo Leopardi

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We need technological enhancements because the world is complex. But sometimes the complexities we encounter are a result of technologies themselves. Good design arguments human possibilities and reduces complexity.

-Bruce Mau

 

 

There is a second and less publicized way in which scientific developments affect men's lives: by challenging established beliefs about the cosmos and its parts, and inducing emendations in habitual modes of thought.

— Ernest Nagel

 

Technological development has helped man to solve a host of problems that plagued him over the centuries. Man, however, is confronted with new problems that technology has not found ways to cure. In this last quarter of the 20th century, amidst his unprecedented wealth and technology, modern man is feeling more insecure than ever; like the sorcerer's apprentice, he is haunted by the fear of having set in motion forces that he can no longer control.”

— Carlo M. Cipolla, Derek Birdsall

 

To be effective we must shift our focus from techno centric to human centric.

-Bill Buxton

Theories that create dichotomies of "culture" and "technology," as quasi-autonomous spheres, are wrong. Technology is what culture produces: technology is culture, the product of culture, embedded in culture, not an autonomous force or agency outside of culture.

— Regis Debray

Self- Alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience it’s own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order

— Walter Benjamin

Progress and catastrophe are the opposite faces of the same coin.

— Hannah Arendt