Thursday, January 20, 2005

There is an exit

The Watchers:

"Have you ever felt like the world is a party that you somehow got invited to by mistake? Bad music, indigestible food, and people with whom you have little or nothing in common?"

...

“The blandness of digital culture is a problem. It’s believed that experience isn’t anything really special. And it undervalues things that are subjective. So the world of aesthetics starts to become ignored, or rebelled against, or rationalized, or just handled very poorly so you get this feeling to digital culture of hyperblandness. Everything has a blurring into everything else, and nothing has an identity or flavor.”

9 Comments:

Blogger vague tourist said...

But it's MY party. And I'll cry if I want to.

10:30 am EET  
Blogger dystropoppygus said...

Tell me where: I got the handkerchiefs.

8:03 am EET  
Blogger sissoula said...

There's no need for all these tears. Unless, of course, Sartre was right, and there's actually no exit after all. Anybody got a hankie for me? My lips are starting to quiver already...

1:00 pm EET  
Blogger Loxias said...

The blandness of just digital culture? Look around you, ye people. We sooner or alter will end up reading, seeing and listening to classic stuff (or teasing out what is a contemporary classic), because of the blandness of it all...

6:59 pm EET  
Blogger dystropoppygus said...

Agreed - I think we already do so. It's a most rewarding exercise, searching for tiny bits of diamond dust (if there is such a thing) through piles and miles of crappy hyper, as some of us do in blogoland, e.g.

But I am sure the term 'digital' is used to describe the era, not the medium.

7:34 pm EET  
Blogger Loxias said...

'The era rather than the medium'. Fair enough, point taken.

(On a lighter side, aren't some blogs, not necessarily bland, but outrightly boring?

2:11 am EET  
Blogger sissoula said...

De gustabus disputandum non est.

11:28 am EET  
Blogger mezizany said...

i wouldn't go to a party that would actually have me as a guest...

4:03 am EET  
Anonymous Charlie said...

The world is a faustian party where reality is created as the party unfolds.

6:13 pm EEST  

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