It might seem like a rather odd comment to make on a Friday evening. However, I was struck by the ‘differences’ between the media being broadcast in comparison to the media I am simultaneously searching for and watching via the Internet. Of course, this juxtaposition is possible for many reasons that I would not be able to easily surmise. In this particular case, it might be my interest to revisit some discussions I’d seen in the past combined with my present boredom on what was being broadcast that may have proved significant. Usually not a problem, as I rarely watch anything as it is being broadcast. Continue reading
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