MX: Reading, The Screen & the User, a Screens' Genealogy (94-103)

"We may debate whether our society is a society of spectacle or of simulation..."
-What is the argument here? Whether we viewing or merely duplicating?

"What are the properties of a classical screen?"

-I would argue that the classical screen could be defined as mostly non-interactive. The classical screen is a flat surface with a frame from which we view "another virtual space". Moving further away from this (and I reckon further from 'dynamic screen' as well), we can look at examples like Ian's website, augmented reality, and such marvelous as the Snack Strong Productions like Hotel 626; We may still be viewing another world, but physical interaction is vital to exploring it. Furthermore, I would suggest that that one portfolio website where you move around the designer's body... you weren't experiencing another world—it manifested his body (to scale)—as if bringing him to us. Our screen like an empty frame.

"A hundred years ago a new type of screen, which I will call the 'dynamic screen,' became very popular."
-Is the newest screen integrating the x, y, and z axes? Is the newest screen going to expand beyond its frame? What is the screen without its frame (VR)? Will we call it a screen at this point? What else would it be, other than a sense of reality? This is a really interested concept, and I think that we don't have to remove the frame to achieve that sense of "screenlessness". Apple has done a really great job of attempting to "remove the frame." On the new MacBooks, it's as if they completely understood the history of the screen, they've attempted to free us from it. I am talking about the move from metal to black, flat and flushed, disappearing slowly...

"Perhaps future TV sets will adopt the window metaphor of a computer..."
-I don't think so... No.

"The image can be continually updated in real time. This is the third type of screen after classic and dynamic—the screen of real time."
-Crazy it took us so long to get the internet viewable in real time. Thank god, 'cause I was losing Ebay auctions like crazy in the early 2000's. Creating a websites in this way bring an extra level of transparency to the mix. You feel as if the information is more trustable, as there weren't a team of people decided if it belongs on the www. Rather, real time screen allows for instantaneous and candid capabilities... Interesting.