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by John Holcroft

Breathing like Screens, Cultural Apnea

I should break this up into really short paragraphs.

Screen Apnea

While the ubiquity of screens is a relatively new evolution in our culture, this telecommunicative adaptation has been underway for some time now. In the late 1960s, communications and media theorist Marshall McLuhan observed how advances in our technological milieu affect our modes of perception:

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The Medium Is the Massage
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by Angel Boligan

Imagistic Literacy

The screen functions properly as a tool of reporting, not one of contemplation. Our spastic receptivity is best suited for gleaning information rapidly, as opposed to savoring it and mulling it over, lingering on nuance and texture.

Cultural Apnea

More and more of our time each day is spent fielding and juggling these snatches of virtual life. Necessarily, we adapt to our medium of inquiry. We habituate the capabilities of our devices and internalize their discourse. We must become like virtual snatches ourselves, flitting through the world un-rooted and outside of space.

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by LindsaySatchellDesigns
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by Jean Jullien

Film & TV stuff. Letterbox profile: https://letterboxd.com/tweedon/

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