Archive | January, 2011

ana mendieta is awesome

31 Jan

I especially like the connection I found in her early work that investigated social taboos- since internet dating is definitely a social taboo.

facebook is making us sad

31 Jan

“Facebook is “like being in a play. You make a character,” one teenager tells MIT professor Sherry Turkle in her new book on technology, Alone Together. Turkle writes about the exhaustion felt by teenagers as they constantly tweak their Facebook profiles for maximum cool. She calls this “presentation anxiety,” and suggests that the site’s element of constant performance makes people feel alienated from themselves. (The book’s broader theory is that technology, despite its promises of social connectivity, actually makes us lonelier by preventing true intimacy.)”

thanks justin!