"Consumerism and its infrastructure," observes Horning, "keeps us well supplied with stuff and seems to enrich our identities by allowing us to become familiar with a wide range of phenomena - a process that the internet has accelerated immeasurably. (I encounter a stray idea, digest the relevant Wikipedia entry, and just like that, I’ve broadened my conceptual vocabulary! I get bored with the book I’m reading, Amazon suggests a new one! I am too distracted to read blog posts, I’ll check Twitter instead!) But this comes at the expense with developing any sense of mastery of anything, eroding over time the sense that mastery is possible, or worth pursuing."
Sunday, January 18, 2009
What would Strummer say?
Guitar Hero as the inversion of punk. Do corporate behemoths want us distracted? (Rough Type)