Cultural Evolution and a Rubber Band

– Tom Uytterhoeven – I disagree with two points in this article on biological, cultural, and technological evolution: (1) it suggests that biological, cultural and technological evolution are separate processes, while I see them as deeply connected; (2) it suggests cultural evolution/history must be read as the emergence of different 'stages', leading to ever greater […]

This Apple Commercial Sums Up Everything That’s Wrong With Our Screen-Addicted Culture

See on – Cultural evolution When conjuring up the perfect road trip — windows down, sun shining, hair blowing in the breeze — chances are, you don’t picture yourself clutching your smartphone the entire time. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Is technology overpowering us, standing between us and the real world? Or are we still adapting […]

Culture a click away – Berkshire Eagle

See on – Cultural evolution Culture a click away Berkshire Eagle The Norman Rockwell Museum is just one of several cultural venues in the Berkshires beginning to use such technology to give visitors more access and a broader context surrounding the work, physical grounds and… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: There is some debate about whether […]

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bicycle, From 1780 To 2000 – Co.Design

See on – Cultural evolution Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bicycle, From 1780 To 2000 Co.Design But despite this fragmentation, Prince says The Evolution Of Bicycles chronicles one of the most visually subtle product evolutions the Pop Chart team has seen (and this is… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: What is so remarkable about this chart […]

Tool Use, Culture and Human Hubris – Huffington Post

See on – Cultural evolution Tool Use, Culture and Human Hubris Huffington Post Chimpanzees, our closest relatives, demonstrate something awfully close to culture, once considered uniquely human. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: I do not believe the author delivers really novel information in this blogpost. Most of the examples are rather classic ones, in my view. […]

Technology And Education, Let The Evolution BEGIN [Infographic]

See on – Cultural evolution   As a person that has taught in a technology forum,  I have a love for education and the integration of technology in this field.  Additionally as a parent, I feel as if education MUST change… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: If you’re interested in cultural evolution, you should be interested […]

Is the Technology World Too ‘Pop Culture’? – SlashGear

See on – Cultural evolution SlashGear Is the Technology World Too ‘Pop Culture’? SlashGear As many of you who read my work here on SlashGear know, I’m an avid technology lover. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: A remarkably negative piece on the integration of electronics in our culture: would the author feel better if understanding (and […]