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"The coordination of human activity, necessary for anything beyond Neolithic technology,
rests on a shared interpretation of symbols." - Charles Eisenstein

44,000 BC

The 'BBQ gene'

Smoke, Fire and Human Evolution

Tolerance of smoke may have given us an edge over Neanderthals



Across a 4.5 meter (14.8 foot) section of rock wall, 3 meters (9.8 feet) above the floor of a hard-to-reach upper chamber of a site called Liang Bulu'Sipong 4, wild pigs and dwarf buffalo called anoa face off against a group of strangely tiny hunters in monochrome dark red.

The minerals that form those layers include small traces of uranium, which over time decays into thorium-230.

Unlike the uranium, the thorium isn't water-soluble and can only get into the rock via decay.

By measuring the ratio of uranium-234 to thorium-230 in the rock, archaeologists can tell how recently the rock layer formed.

The deposits have been slowly growing over the hunting mural for at least 49,300 years, which means the painting itself may be even older than that.

43,900-year-old cave painting is the oldest story ever recorded

33,000 BC Abstract visual imagery is being painted on rocks, skins, faces and clothes.

A two dimensional flat surface that symbols can be drawn or mounted on is required for symbol rendering.

Pictograms, symbols cut in rock, are in use in Egypt and Mesopotamia 6000 years ago.

30,000 BC

For the preservation of detailed first hand experience and knowledge of reality nothing compares with the written word - first cut in stone.

Pictograms evolved into hieroglyphics when the meanings came to include verbs and phonetics.





Douglas Petrovich was conducting research from his home when he found evidence of a tablet called Sinai 115, from 1842 BC.

Dr Petrovich claims Israelites in Egypt took 22 ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and turned them into the original Hebrew alphabet.

He found names of three biblical figures - Asenath, Ahisamach and Moses.


2,000 BC

The emergence of advanced written language in Egypt, the city states of the Tigris and Euphrates, and China grew from the need to orderly record and store information (logistics) as the population expanded.

Verbal communication can be shared with a wider audience of speakers if there exists a symbol code that stands for the verbal utterances.

Oral Tradition will reveal the mythological underpinnings but may embellish actual events to the point in which they become unbelievable due to the human tendency of exaggeration.

1st century Romans are using the wood block to print cloth.





1040 First movable porcelain type printing press technology for printing paper books is invented in China during the Northern Song Dynasty by the inventor Bi Sheng.

1234 Goryeo Dynasty in Korea is using movable metal type printing technology.

1377 Oldest extant movable metal print book, Jikji, is printed in Korea.

1450 Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg begins using a movable metal type printing press.

Gutenberg is the first to create his type pieces from an alloy of lead, tin, and antimony.

These materials remained standard for 550 years.

1499 Sensational books are being printed with woodcuts on their title pages depicting horrific scenes with Vlad the Impaler dining at a table surrounded by dead or dying people on poles.

1500 The continued development of paper and the printing press makes bill posting possible in Europe.

1796

A new printing method, lithography, expands the creative possibilities of advertising design.

Posting "bills" on wooden boards creates billboards.

1850 "During the last half of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth, images began to flood the streets of the cities.

Publications that had been limited to text were now, thanks to new print technologies, cluttered with illustrations, so much so that some critics even began complaining about "over-illustration."

University of Chicago historian Daniel Joseph Boorstin found its source in the Graphic Revolution, a remarkable rise in the quantity of visual material.

Everywhere in America there was a new emphasis on seeing.

An example was the staging of department store windows, carefully arranged to provide maximum visual stimulation.

What made the Graphic Revolution revolutionary was less the quantity of images than their effect on the America mind.

Daniel J Boorstin was concerned the Graphic Revolution encouraged image-thinking - thinking in terms of an "artificial imitation or representation of the external form of any object, especially of an individual."

This came at the expense of edifying thought - thought in terms of some ideal or value toward which to strive.

The glut of images directs us to the here and now, to something immediately useful in the moment; the ideal directs us to something above and beyond, to something the utility of which may not be readily apparent or invisible.

In the opinion of Daniel J Boorstin the 'Graphic Revolution' was a moral devolution as well because it replaced aspiration with gratification.

Print demanded think things through logically - ratiocination.

It followed that a predominantly print-based society, as America's was until the late 19th century, while not necessarily one coruscating with intellectual brilliance, nevertheless was one in which logic, order and context prevailed.

An image-based society, on the other hand, dispensed with all these because images did not demand them.

How much logical discipline is needed to recognize a image?" - Neil Gabler

(Note: Orginally this library was image free but got no traction. )





1884 George Eastman invents flexible photographic film.

1887

Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.

1895

First public demonstration of motion pictures in France.

1945 There were fewer than 7,000 working televison sets in America and only nine stations on the air; three in New York, two each in Chicago and Los Angeles, and one each in Philadelphia and Schenectady.

early 1960s Televison imagery saturates 92% of American homes.

The single greatest determining factor in purchasing a television is the presence of small children in the home. It keeps them entrained.

These televised moving images beamed into the eyes of American children cause a radical reformulation of American perception, the abandonment of the verbal art of storytelling and the embrace of zombie wastelands.




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