New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory.But at debilitating cost. These representations, having been invented for static media such as paper, tap into a small subset of human capabilities and neglect the rest. Knowledge work means sitting at a desk, interpreting and manipulating symbols. The human body is reduced to an eye staring at tiny rectangles and fingers on a pen or keyboard.
Amazing talk! Agree with the argument that we have allowed thought, thinking and learning to becoming increasingly constrained and removed from our capacities as humans. Big questions on how the world would look and work if we went beyond a purely visual and symbolic ways of thinking and shaping thought!
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