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This information culture is based on the information framework, symbolised by: Instantaneity, Interactivity, Informality and Intangibility.
In the Taylorized culture of instantaneity it is a virtue for a
The mind sees all logical relations of being with an apparent subtlety and instantaneity to which its normal consciousness offers no parallel; only as sobriety returns, the feeling of insight fades, and one is left staring vacantly at a few disjointed words and phrases, as one stares at a cadaverous-looking snowpeak from which sunset glow has just fled, or at a black cinder left by an extinguished brand.
Nevertheless Steinberg's reading has opened things up considerably, not only with respect to the Last Supper its elf, but also with respect to the treatment of time in Renaissance painting more generally; his assessment of Leonardo's painting allows us to consider the possibility that instantaneity is not a defining condition of Renaissance art or a necessary concomitant of one-point perspective.
Edson is writing about the prose poem which he argues is an 'approach, but certainly not a form; it is art, but more general than most of the other arts', and its virtue for Edson seems to be in its instantaneity, the sense that it is an 'experience' rather than a product, especially a 'literary' product.
The instantaneity of electronic speed is commonly said to annihilate distance.
Push news may be a new delivery system, but it borrows from all of its media predecessors: the fact-checked reliability of print, the interactivity of the Web, the timeliness and instantaneity of television and radio.
Electronic mail offers the intimacy and focus of the written word, combined with the interactivity and instantaneity of the exchange (a combination that was treasured in the messenger-intensive 18th-century society).
Operational flexibility is directly associated with instantaneity and the organization of interdependent procedures that facilitate both creative and recreative activities.
Instantaneity and the collapse of time horizons have reduced our experience to a series of unrelated presents.
Then the users will select and stay with mobile services that give them what they have come to expect from the Internet (browsing, e-mail, IM, media, networkingO) with the addition of inherit differentiators of surfing-on-the-go - such as instantaneity, personalisation, location, efficiency in presentation - into added value.
In other words, Jones's installation does not so much account for the various socio-political repressions of modernism as it opens up its more structural and phenomenological conditions--medium specificity, instantaneity, and opticality--to great effect.
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