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Friday, 1 January 2010

An alphabet for the digital age

Click above to check out this interesting online alphabet funded by the Arts Council. I felt slightly sea sick after watching D but I enjoyed the light patterns made by the offices at M, it reminded me of the view from the Empire State Building at night.
The alphabet was made for and about "digital natives", defined as those born after the existence of digital technologies (the internet, mobile phones, social networking sites etc.). Not convinced that makes for a good working definition. If the project is about personal experience - and I think it is - than access is surely more important than happening to be around at the same time...after all something like half the world still hasn't touched a telephone.  (And is it possible to say when the post Internet age began? The name was first used in 1974 apparently....does that make thirty somethings digital natives?)

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