Art gives meaning to empty space.
Humans are tool builders that create the world they want to live in. New creations, or mediums, create completely different environments. Sometimes design is clearly expressed to the creator yet invisibile. As Wilson notes in his presentation, ”You perceive the energy of color even when you don’t see anything.”
Today’s developments spread much faster than previous technologies. YouTube took less than 6 months to reach 50 million people, the iPhone took less than 3 years. Radio took 40 years. What you think is cool right now will be arcane tomorrow.
Quotes featured in the video:
The artist is always a jump ahead of technology. – Marshall McLuhan
We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. – Marshall McLuhan
The computer is the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with. And it’s the equivalent of bicycles for our minds. – Steve Jobs
When we build, let us think that we build forever. – Josh Ruskin