- ''People know what they do; they frequently know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what what they do does'' (Foucault)   click here to open paper content45 kb
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Short Outline
''World hasn't shrinked at all when you walk (an activity still carried out by most humans), but at the same time it has shrinked to a point if you move on internet!'' (Schneider), ... Has the world shrinked when you think (an activity still carried out by most humans, I hope)?
And more serious: what effects ever-groving, ever-faster mobility and flexibility have on our perception and use of space and time?
''The connection between thoughts and word... is neither performed nor constant. It emerges in the course of development, and itself evolves. To the biblical ''in the beginning was the Word'', Goethe makes Faust reply, ''in the beginning was the deed''. The intent here is not to detract from the value of the world... (but) the word was not the beginning - action was there first, it is the end of development, crowing the deed'' (Vygotsky)
The relativity of knowledge
We are mentally seeing everything in our world through a certain kind of image:
- that of the unitary, socially inert, Cartesian-Newtonian world of elements of matters in motion, in which, among other things, we see our knowledge as being representational in nature and foundational in structure
- that of the theory of relativity, Einstein - Bohr world, where ''you can define correctly either place or speed of an object'',and respectively ''energy, mass and speed are dependent on each other''.
''Jihad Vs Mcworld'' clear lens to the dangerous chaos of post cold-war world,
chaosmology chaos +cosmology
To the extent that people come to embody different ways of relating themselves to their surroundings, in different ways, in different forms of life people can be seen as having, not just different ideas in different circumstances, but as being different kinds of subjectively self-conscious persons, inhabiting different kinds of social worlds (Shotter)- that is, we do not posses the different knowledge involved within ourselves, for such knowledge is not detached from our being, but is ''determinative of what we are in the process of becoming''(Bernstein).Moreover, as Bakhtin remarks: an utterance is never just a reflection or an expression of something already existing outside it that is given and final. It always creates something that never existed before, something absolutely new and unrepeatable, and , moreover, it always has some relation to value (the true, the good, the beautiful, and so forth). But something created is always created out of something given (language, an observed phenomenon of reality, an experienced feeling, the speaking subject himself, something finalised in his world view. What is given is completely transformed in what is created.
The information pyramid
''Not: Without language we could not communicate with one another - but for sure: without language we cannot influence other people in such-and-such ways; cannot build roads and machines, etc. And also: without the use of speech and writing people could not communicate''(Wittgenstein)

I propose my contribution to the second parallel session ''Dynamic Networks and Floating Nodes,'' responding to the question: what effects ever-groving, ever-faster mobility and flexibility have on our perception and use of space and time.
What effects ever-growing, ever-faster mobility and flexibility have on our perception?
What reality do we ''copy and paste'' to virtual world? ''Jihad versus McWorld''
The mirror effect in virtual world
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