Marlon Barrios Solano visits The Kitchen (NYC) while the tech preparation for Inflatable Frankenstein performance by RadioHole. Radiohole performers and creators, develop and run their own technology for the shows conflating the roles of performers and technologists in most of their creations. In this short video they talk and show some of their DYI gadgets and applications. All of them used for Inflatable Frankenstein, piece that was part of the COIL 2013 Festival in NYC.
This episode features Sherry Turkle. She is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a clinical psychologist. Born in New York City in 1948, she has focused her research on psychoanalysis and culture and on the psychology of people’s relationship with technology, especially computer technology and computer addiction.
This episode features David Gelernter. He is a professor of computer science at Yale University. In the 1980s, he made seminal contributions to the field of parallel computation, specifically the tuple space coordination model, as embodied by the Linda programming system. In 1993, Gelernter was critically injured opening a mailbomb sent by Theodore Kaczynski, who at that time was an unidentified but violent opponent of technology, dubbed by the press as “the Unabomber”. He recovered from his injuries but his right hand and eye were permanently damaged. He chronicled the ordeal in his 1997 book Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber.