From the book:
"Speaking of photography, Susan Sontag writes that under its influence, ‘travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.’ In digital culture, does life become a strategy for establishing an archive? Young people shape their lives to produce an impressive Facebook profile. When we know that everything in our lives is captured, will we begin to live the life that we hope to have archived?"
This book is depressing. Unbelievably depressing. About half of it was devoted to robot/human interaction (an unexpected, sometimes surprising, and mostly skippable part of the book), and the other half was about how disconnected always being connected to each other can make us feel.
And with that, I need to take a walk.

From the book:

"Speaking of photography, Susan Sontag writes that under its influence, ‘travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.’ In digital culture, does life become a strategy for establishing an archive? Young people shape their lives to produce an impressive Facebook profile. When we know that everything in our lives is captured, will we begin to live the life that we hope to have archived?"

This book is depressing. Unbelievably depressing. About half of it was devoted to robot/human interaction (an unexpected, sometimes surprising, and mostly skippable part of the book), and the other half was about how disconnected always being connected to each other can make us feel.

And with that, I need to take a walk.

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  1. herestheplan reblogged this from sharingtime and added:
    sigh.
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