THE DAWN OF ARTIFICIAL

Hans Hollein, Man TransFORMS, 1976

“What supposedly distinguishes humans from their primate ancestors is their ability not to use tools but to integrate them into everyday activities, find fresh uses for them, and to create new ones. This evoluctionary sequence was famously immortalized on the silver screen in Standley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), which opens with a group of early apelike humans learning to use a bone as both a tool and as a weapon. After they triumphantly defeat a rival group, the bone is tossed into the air and transforms into a orbital satellite, a scene set some four million years in the future.” (BLAUVELT, 2011)

NOTE (I):

ARTIFICIAL — 1 made or produced by human beings rather than occuring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural : her skin glowed in the artificial light | an artificial limb | artificial flowers. 2

 TOOL — tool is any physical item that can be used to achieve a goal, especially if the item is not consumed in the process. Informally the word is also used to describe a procedure or process with a specific purpose. Tool use by humans dates back millions of years, and other animals are also known to employ simple tools.

Tools that are used in particular fields or activities may have different designations such as “instrument”, “utensil”, “implement”, “machine”, or “apparatus”. The set of tools needed to achieve a goal is “equipment”. The knowledge of constructing, obtaining and using tools is technology. (MORE INFO)

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  1. fasteranaagogo


    Damian Ortega, Controller of the Universe (2007)

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