In books we find a revealed truth; on the screen we assemble our own truth from pieces. On networked screens everything is linked to everything else. The status of a new creation is determined not by the rating given to it by critics but by the degree to which it is linked to the rest of the world.Just as technology in some ways followed, and in some ways caused, the shift to modernism, so also technology both follows and causes the shift to post-modernism. Fascinating stuff. (H/T Daniel Martin)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
From reading to watching to ....
I really enjoyed this article from Kevin Kelley in Smithsonian magazine about the past and the future of reading. He says: