The Treehouse + The Cave

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Blogger heather thought:

maybe not hives so much as h.r. giger?

November 22, 2005 at 10:56 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

I'd argue that Giger's aesthetic wouldn't exist without the concept of the hive. Though he's definitely one of the folks that allowed the term to have releavance in the technological sphere.


November 22, 2005 at 11:21 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger heather thought:

not to be annoying, but arent these contraptions a little leggy, not quite dense or compact enough, to be hives? maybe i don't get what "hive" means in this context.

November 22, 2005 at 12:01 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Discussion is never annoying.

I wasn't making a physical comparison to the hive form. Rather, I viewed these surveillant structures as the product of hives, or perhaps fixtures along the perimeter of hives. The word seemed appropriate to describe the shell of a collective intelligence made possible through technology.


November 22, 2005 at 1:00 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Mick thought:

OK...what are you two talking about? It caused me to break out in hives!

November 22, 2005 at 1:26 PM - Comment Permalink  

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