Select one of the tenets of the manifesto that you find interesting.
In a blog post of 100-200 words, re-explain it in your own words, and explain what you found interesting about it.
Provide an example, real or hypothetical, which illustrates the proposition.
Read the one-page “First Word Art / Last Word Art” by Michael Naimark.
Now watch the segment of this lecture by Jack Schulze from 6:00- 9:30.
In that video, Schulze discusses the Gartner Hype Cycle (Wikipedia). The Gartner Hype Cycle for 2013 is here.
Naimark’s opposition (“First/Last Word Art”) and the Gartner Hype Cycle are two different attempts to understand how culture accommodates new technologies. Each delineates a spectrum from the well-understood to the utterly novel.
In a blog post of about 150-200 words, discuss the relationship of the GHC and FW/LW in greater detail.
Where do you locate your interests along these spectra?
Why do you think Schulze prefers to work in the “Trough of Disillusionment”?