In the new era, old age may well follow on directly from prolonged adolescence....– Eurozine - Neurocapitalism - Ewa Hess, Hennric Jokeit (via Instapaper)
That is not to say that the popularisation of these findings has had no effect...– Eurozine - Neurocapitalism - Ewa Hess, Hennric Jokeit (via Instapaper)
Is it a paradox, or one of those things that are so obvious they remain...– Eurozine - Neurocapitalism - Ewa Hess, Hennric Jokeit (via Instapaper)
Review of Nicholas Carr's The Shallows (2010)
What if he’s wrong? Children would keep reading printed books. Adults would keep writing them. Amazon would keep selling them. We’d all read Dickens-length novels and not jump up to check our email halfway through each chapter. In fact, we wouldn’t check our email more than twice a day. We’d read the works of philosophers and poets, instead of sampling their Wikipedia pages. We’d stop incessantly...
What if he’s wrong? Children would keep reading printed books. Adults would keep...– My review of Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows for Crikey. It’s behind their paywall. I’ll repost the review in full here next week….
Communicative capitalism designates the strange convergence of democracy and...– Blog Theory by Jodi Dean.
The ability to target a tightly knit group, such as a circle of friends or a...– Google and Money! by Charles Petersen | The New York Review of Books (via Instapaper)
Searching Google is now like asking a question in a crowded flea market of...– The equivalent of this in music searching: endless download links before reaching any other information about the artist/album/song in question. Perhaps there’s something in this — the long suggested irrelevance of critical commentary or biographical backstory in the face of easily...
the most signiﬁcant development in German cinema since the 1970s: the attempt to...– This is Marco Abel on the Berlin School filmmakers. Abel’s writing about this school is persuasive, even though I found Yella—one of the School’s most recent works, which screened at a MIFF session—pretty hard to sit through. But I think there’s something to the idea...