–by writing about the installation as it’s happening.

Clifford Nass, a communications professor at Stanford, makes the argument that people treat technologies like people: we know that they’re not really people, but we still behave toward them as if they are. (Howard Rheingold has some fascinating speculations on what could happen to those attitudes as devices become more reactive, can recognize different people, etc.)

There are times when they don’t seem so much like people, as like gods. And not a forgiving New Testament type of god– one of the Greek ones that gets its kicks by screwing around with mortals.

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