To the question of what technology
or labour-saving devices to allow into ones life, serious thought is
essential : any new machine will cause some amount of skill or freedom to
Machines are advertised to save precious
time ; are we not left worrying about wasted time and rushing to gain more
? What should we do with saved time ? Could it be that at least some of the
time spent completing slow tasks is precious in itself ? As we unlearn to
do by hand or with simple hand tools, should we not worry of our mounting
dependency to the machines that do it for us ? Does life goes on when there
is a power cut ?
This collection of written and visual
pieces presents nine answers to the question of machines ; with a cooking
recipe at the end.
PETER CARROLL Signal staff; REMCO DE FOUW Insomniac dreams; KEVIN DONAGHY Hand-woven; RICHARD DOUTHWAITE Where should we have stopped ?; JUDITH HOAD The machinery of language; ROS KAVANAGH Human machines; LAURA MAYS The problem of craft; JÜRGEN SIMPSON New technology/music/methods; DOMINIC STEVENS Drawing by hand; selected furthering; recipe : toast.
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what machines ?
machines can do virtually anything but the qestion is not what they can do but what they ought to do ERIC GILL
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