Phrase Scanner 7/14/11

cultural diabetes: idea that media production and consumption behaviors are out of equilibrium. I don’t know if the headliner came up with that phrase, but the article is in New Scientist by Peter Lunenfeld.

sensorium: Total sense environment. Word is from the 17th century. Also the title of an MIT Press book on the “techno-human interface.” Book is from the 2006 century, which feels just as long ago.

Feltron: “Nicholas Felton is a leader in the field of information visualization and personal data-tracking.” The Feltron, then, is like his own personal data presence/pseudonym.

bitcoin: a person-to-person digital currency.


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