There are two things the Internet does really well.
1. Reproduce the world onto a digital screen. (Or a hodgepodge of simulacra)
2. Reproduce us onto a digital screen. (Or a mirror of feelings subject to the screen image)
Their effects are both powerful – only needs ‘one occurrence’ to make long term and perhaps life-long memory. As well as intoxicating – engendering a need for ‘frequent occurrence’.
Should we be concerned with reproducing these kind of images and our consumption of them? Are there problems with this sort of lifestyle and such intensive media immersion? If so, exactly how would we address and define these ‘problems’? Continue reading