Many scholars have written about the relationship in the West between humans and nature, and humans and technology, emphasising the continuing influence of Cartesian duality on modern political and economic discourse. Some authors have been speculating about the effects of digital culture, for example Sherry Turkle ‘Alone Together’, Jaron Lanier ‘You are not a gadget’ and Noreen Herzfeld ‘Technology and Religion: Remaining human in a co-created world’. Read more…
I am really interested in what I am beginning to think is a growing inability to relax into just being fully present with an experience without feeling the need or giving in to the urge to be actively doing something, like record it, which then mediates the direct experience.
This article about The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s asking attenders at their live gigs not to watch their performance through iPhones and iPads kind of sums it up. The comments are also fascinating and illuminating.
Manchester Ragged University invites you to come along to the Castle Hotel for some food and a talk with Nadine
Name of speaker and subject:
Title of talk:
Digital culture, mindfulness and existential threat
Bullet points of what you would like to cover:
• The technoscience project of modernity: notion of no limits and dominance over nature
• Human-nature relationship: the Anthropocene age
• Gadgets – mindfulness and mindlessness and perceptions of permanence
• (Dis)regulation and (dis)harmony