Tag Archive for consciousness

Neither Here, Nor There

I believe I was overly optimistic when I wrote about the third space as the place inhabited by two telephone conversants. They are, indeed, neither here nor there; but wherever they are they are not together. Consider the text messager. I walked behind one on the way up from the subway this morning. She was certainly not on the stairs…

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Technology as Consciousness Extender

I have already blogged about The Third Space, a place you go when you’re on the phone with someone; someplace other than here. The Third Space is a physical space that exists in your mind, contingent on your connection with the person on the other end of the line. In The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral…

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The Third Space

This is a subject which continues to fascinate me. I was in my car, stopped at a red light. I saw a man approach the crosswalk. He was on a cellphone. He had a walk signal, but stood still at the corner, looking agitated and possibly confused as he talked. Then, right before the light turned green for me, and…

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