Martha Trivizas: What do you think of the writing trend in which the assumption is that technology is inseparable from us as human beings?
Joseph Nechvatel: I think the assumption is accurate if you think of technology as culture. Then it is self-evident. If the creation of papyrus by the Egyptians was a technological achievement, then writing developed out of technology. So maybe it’s not such a big problem if you just don’t get hung up on the association with new technology. Notwithstanding, I would say that technology is integral to us. I would accept that assumption.This post is in: Cinema and the Brain,Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #2 (2000-02)