information addiction and anonymous user volition

 Matthew (@yyiiii) 7 years, 9 months ago

Just finished up a new post on how using digital communications technology is affecting our species’ ability to think, act, create and live happier, more aware lives, and the associated risks that accompany such a transformation:

How is the Internet providing ‘virtually-there’ shelter for any and all disillusioned, alienated or traumatized modern users (existing in gradients of conscious awareness of their anonymity and traumatization), desperately in seek of a mechanism to seize control over the material conditions of their life situations from the inertia of modernity and the abstract, social and political apparatuses of modernization and rationalization? What dangers may arise from users engaged in these new sites of anonymous political, social and cultural exchange? This paper seeks to examine these strange new relations and the actors generating them, in order to better understand to what extent societies and social life, both online and in the world, is being transformed through the omnipresent transmission of hyperaffective cybercultural ecology and how this accelerated, affective learning is limiting or enabling the exertion and enactment of radical new forms of agency, volition and perception in the anonymous mode of existence.


January 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m reading a book right now that touches on this stuff, it may be of interest to you. It’s called “You are not a Gadget”.

Matthew (2) (@yyiiii) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I know the one, it’s on my list, thanks!

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