Age of Real-Time: Future Trends in a Digital World
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DESCRIPTIONAt 10th of September 2009, Developing Public Library Services for the Future, Helsinki, Finland.
AGE OF REAL-TIMEFuture Trends in a Digital World
We are in the midst of a historic upload,
a frenetic rush to transfer the vast wealth of analog culture to the digital domain.
It is still barely understood how the media of the past ought to be preserved, presented and interconnected for the future.
The Institute for the Future of the Book (2007)
35%of book sales at
Amazon when Kindle editions are available
2003 2007 Source: tilastot.kirjastot.fi
PHYSICAL VISITS VIRTUAL VISITS
HELSINKI CITY LIBRARY
Photo: Christopher Chan
WEB 2.0: Architecturesof Participation
Ref: Scott Leslie
Digitalization frees information architecture from the constraints ofphysical location.
15 YEARS WATCHING TV
AVG 80 YEAR OLD
TV > MOBILE HEAD
Image: Judy Breck
1 TRILLIONhours of TV / YEAR
100 Wikipedia projects
Source: Clay Shirky
10 times larger than Library of Alexandria
Years old 7th MASSMEDIA
Ref: Tomi T. Ahonen
A LOOK AT THE HISTORY...
MANUSCRIPTSManuscripts as visual communication
3D INTERFACESChurch as a medium for visual communication
LEARNING AS LOOKING
LEARNING AS READING
MOVABLE TYPEJohannes Gutenberg, 1439
Only a fraction of the history of literacy has been typographic.
Marshall McLuhan (1962)
LEARNING AS READINGDecorate the margins as you go
MASS-EDUCATIONCopy/paste text into brain
MAN-MACHINE SYMBIOSIS J. C. R. Licklider, 1960
Technology as an extension of man.Man as an extension of technology.
SOCIAL MEDIAWe are the genitals of our technology. McLuhan
CONTEXTUALITYNonlinearity and probing
Information overload is an opportunity for pattern recognition Marshall McLuhan
Look Read Perceive patterns
Pre-Gutenberg Era Gutenberg Era Post-Gutenberg Era
< Mechanic Age of Speed > Digital Age of Real-time
The web is transitioning from mere interactivity to a more dynamic, real-time web where read-write functions are heading towards balanced synchronicity.
The real-time web is the next logical step inthe Internets evolution.
OM Malik, Giga OM (2009)
From Pages to Streams
THE SIXTH SENSE
Ref: MIT Media Lab
Ref: MIT Media Lab
What do you call a handheld interface for real, actual objects? "A wand." Bruce Sterling
"It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame."
Teemu Arinaceo - dicole ltd.
Imagination is more important than knowledge