kósm.ici monograph
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Kósm.ici is a study over the works of Marshall Mcluhan and Flusser that culminated in an app. In the fast-food era of information, it’s hard to k… Read More
Kósm.ici is a study over the works of Marshall Mcluhan and Flusser that culminated in an app. In the fast-food era of information, it’s hard to know what’s relevant so it aims to integrate people and knowledge throughout collaborative indexing systems, real time discussions and sharing. Mcluhan’s idea of how society faces mass media as entertainment only, losing their potential in education was the very starting point. Learning happens not only where a rigid and centralized system exists, but everywhere. So the name of the app was mainly based on Mcluhan’s idea of how a new media creates a new galaxy: ”kósm” comes from “kosmos”, the greek word that stands for “organizing”, referencing to the interconnected society we live in. “Ici” comes from French word “here”, which is a reference to the popular Mcluhan’s idea of the global village and also for Pierre Lévy’s idea that the digital media seems to announce not a completely new relation with communication but a return to tribal orality. Read Less
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