Re: The Role of Intimacy in the Evolution of Technology

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Mon Feb 04 2008 - 03:47:12 MST

On 04/02/2008, my singularity <> wrote:
> Abstract
> In this article, Georges Bataille's notion of intimacy will be
> re-interpreted to show that it has a role to play in the evolution of
> technology. The specifically human form of intimacy can be experienced
> through the successful adoption of technological devices that have the
> qualities necessary to fit in and work out in our life context. If they
> manage to become part of our life, then we experience them as projections of
> our psychophysical personality, and, as such, they escape our positing,
> objectifying consciousness. Intimacy can be seen as the organizing principle
> that shapes the evolution of technology towards an ideal end that promises
> at least an approximation to the absolute intimacy that is unique to the
> gods.

Hm, the singularity and postmodernism. I guess someone had to do it.

Stathis Papaioannou

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