Thursday, April 9, 2009

Without mediation, we are nothing

I want to bring to your attention an amazing post from the talent imitates, genius steals blog. The writer reflects on the increasing role of the internet providing mediation in our lives. Our desire to post updates to our friends via twitter and facebook, and our continual archiving of events, memories and experiences is changing the way we perceive reality.

"Virginia Woolf once said nothing is real until it is recorded. It seems like the rest of the world has caught up with her thought. We endlessly refract ourselves, mediate our lives, to reach out and connect and then, begin to construct ourselves, in response to what seems to drive attention our way.

As people we have always thought socially - seeing ourselves through the eyes of others. Increasingly it seems that without mediation, nothing seems real.

Next time you are at a concert - look at all the people capturing the moment, to mediate and broadcast it, to remember it and share it, to continue create themselves with it - even firsthand experiences require mediation."

Read the whole post


faris said...

hello there!


i'm half kiwi - glad to see you guys rocking it in NZ!

i like your website. rockONFX

p said...

thanks mate!