Thumbnails for Alan Kay: Doing with Images Makes Symbols Pt 1
Alan Kay is an inspirational bridge between computer and culture, hardware, software and us. He quotes the Talmud in one of his talks,
“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”
When musing with michael about the difference between digital and analog, he made an analogy between film and brain.
Our perceptual mechanisms operate much like film does. We make sense of small bits of information linked in a linear flow. Space is mediated by time. The changing frame is film. Our changing minds is reality.