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Emre Özdemir

REALITIES, FICTIONS, MYTHS / MAKE-BELIEVE

“ I feel that the balance between fiction and reality has changed significantly in the past decade. Increasingly their roles are reversed. We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery. The increasing…

DIGITAL ONTOLOGIES / RISE OF DIGITAL ENTITIES

“Humans have always lived in a hybrid environment surrounded by artificial and natural objects. The artificial and the natural are not two separate realms, nor are artificial objects simply instruments with which to conquer the natural; instead, they constitute a dynamic system that conditions human experience and existence. And precisely because the artificial is constantly…

SHAPE OF THE THINGS TO COME / RESURRECTION OF MYTHICAL THINKING

“ Something has shifted, it seems. We are making new worlds faster than we can keep track of them, and the pace is unlikely to slow. If our technologies have advanced beyond our ability to conceptualize their implications, such gaps can be perilous. In response, one impulse is to pull the emergency break and to…