Étiquette : materiality

Materialism — Studio Drift

I-phone 4 from 2010 - work 2019

“Materialism confronts the viewer on a very elementary level with the things we surround ourselves with and the materials that comprise them. The work calls for contemplation on how people deal with the raw materials at their disposal.Everyday products such as a vacuum cleaner, Volkswagen Beetle, pencil, or PET bottles, have been reduced to the exact quantity of the specific raw materials from which they are made, shown in the form of rectangular blocks. ”

Source : Materialism — Studio Drift

Et si Facebook n’était qu’un malentendu…

“Augmented and virtual reality are about delivering a sense of presence — the feeling that you’re right there with another person or in another place. Instead of having devices that take us away from the people around us, the next platform will help us be more present with each other and will help the technology get out of the way. Even though some of the early devices seem clunky, I think these will be the most human and social technology platforms anyone has built yet.
The ability to be « present » anywhere will also help us address some of the biggest social issues of our day — like ballooning housing costs and inequality of opportunity by geography. Today, many people feel like they have to move to cities because that’s where the jobs are. But there isn’t enough housing in many cities, so housing costs are skyrocketing while quality of living is decreasing. Imagine if you could live anywhere you chose and access any job anywhere else. If we deliver on what we’re building, this should be much closer to reality by 2030.”

From : Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

“Le numérique polluerait ainsi « cinq fois plus que l’ensemble du parc automobile français » selon plusieurs média (Le Point, Geo, France Bleu). D’autres affirment qu’il « consomme 5 fois plus de ressource que le parc automobile mondial » (France Info, Futura Science…). Pour le prouver, ils se basent sur l’excellente étude GreenIT. Mais autant le dire tout de suite, ces médias ne l’ont pas lue avant de la relayer. Car ce que dit cette étude, c’est que l’ensemble des équipements qui constituent le numérique mondial pèse autant, en kilogrammes, que 5 fois le parc automobile mondial. Ce chiffre permet de se rendre compte qu’Internet, qu’on imagine souvent « dématérialisé » est en fait constitué de matériel bien réel, et bien encombrant. Mais ce chiffre ne dit rien de la pollution, ni la consommation de ressources du numérique. Et puis, de quelle pollution parlerait-on ? Et de quelles ressources ? Il s’agirait alors de le préciser.
Si prompts à vouloir décrier le numérique et ses usages, les commentateurs oublient donc de lire les études, mais ils oublient aussi leur esprit critique au moment de faire des comparaisons.”

Lien vers l’étude complète : Empreinte environnementale du numérique mondial

Source : Écologie : arrêtons de faire du numérique un bouc-émissaire

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Source : AWS Snowmobile – Massive Exabyte-Scale Data Transfer Service

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