I read an article yesterday, Defining the New Singularity by Mark Rolston from Frog Design.
A few quotes:
“Today, we have reached the point at which new technologies can enable us, finally, to re-engage several of these natural modes of relation between self and other.”
“While data infrastructure and underlying technologies have changed radically, the means of getting at these experiences, the interface itself, has remained definitively old-world. We still stare at screens, conceptually no different from those found in our televisions and movie theaters. Their form was derived from the notion of “moving pictures,” itself firmly rooted in the traditional arts of photography, painting, and drawing: the two-dimensional surface and the frame.”
“To naturalize the interface, we must do more than refine our analog-to-virtual iconography; we must embrace and evolve the technologies that dictate our input methods and outputs. We must move the screen and keyboard experience paradigm out of its modality (“time to use the computer”) into the rest of our lives.”
It says a lot about why I work in this projects and how I feel about technology.