November 06, 2007
the perfect circle
so when we were talking about how technology affects our individual lives i thought about this video that i had seen of a man who has trained himself to draw a perfect circle in less than a second (the link that i have written at the top of this post is a video of the man drawing the circle). anyway i was thinking about what would drive someone to want to train their own physical body to do such a task and perhaps the desire comes from our over dependence on technology to do these sorts of task for us. maybe it is so impressive to see this because we cant imagine drawing a circle that perfect without a tool or computer. are our experiences so mediated by technology that in order to make sure we still know our own bodies and what we are capable of that we have to teach ourselves task that our ancestors most likely were forced to do before the rise of technology.
Posted by elihazle at November 6, 2007 06:09 PM