We watched the movie Her in class. The movie follows Theodore Twombly, a man who develops a relationship with Samantha, an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. This movie really made me think of the future of the technology and it was really overwhelming to watch.
Media in the digital society
I think he scary thing is that the movie is made very realistic. No one can know if these developments will eventually lead to a technological Singularity. But what Her offers, at the very edges of its plot, is a very real warning about technology: We are reaching a point in human history where we must consider the real implications of artificial intelligence on our lives.
Once upon a time a girl was on a holiday in Austria. She was with her family and they went for a walk on a mountain they already knew well. At the first stop, the girl didn’t want to go further to the top because she already has seen the view so many times. She decided to stay at the first stop to read a book next to the lake. Her family went further. After an hour the girl was getting bored and she decided to take a walk. When her family returned from the top of the mountain to the first stop, they couldn’t find the girl. They decided to go back to the hotel and search from there. They already called several places to check if they had seen the girl and they were looking everywhere they could. Meanwhile the girl was peacefully making her way back to the hotel…
Writing a story with maximum 100 words is a real challenge. I really liked doing this and it made me really think about putting the most essential parts of a story on top.
How can MEANING contribute to behavioural change in the persuasive design of (digital) media?
Before writing our essay about the behavioural change in the persuasive design of media, I had to choose one of the six aptitudes of pink. I chose the aptitude ‘meaning’ because this one seemed like the most challenging one of them. Also because I found this one very interesting and I knew for sure I would really like reading articles and research about this specific aptitude.
The student can reason about the meaning of media in the digital society and apply these insights to a relevant design project
Because of this subject I really gave myself the time to think of the digital society. In order to create a vision about this, I looked at different things. Media contains all possible creative outlets: paper, photo, video, music and a lot more. The digital society is a way broader definition. Daniel Pink’s aptitudes helped me clearly define the different ways that you can add value to your media. It gives some structure to it. This subject really made me think in another way about media in general and has shown me other ways to create a more valuable product that holds up in the constantly changing digital society.