"Mothersbaugh thinks the cultural habit of multitasking and constant connection has already had an effect on art. ´I see the arts reflecting a loss of bigger thought in general. Especially in the world of music, there's very few big proclamations, it's all just people doing a little shout-out.´
Shteyngart is much more bleak. In his novel, long form text has disappeared and novels themselves are considered gross relics of a past age. With absolute seriousness, he mused: "I wonder if art in the future will also be completely disconnected, have this kind of staccato signal, or whether it will be much shorter." Even more alarming, Shteyngart thinks digital faux connection threatens an element fundamental to thoughtful art: ´Empathy with others, the ability to understand another person's mind. You see other people passing, but you're not really connected with them.´"
Artikel i Los Angeles Times om hur den ständiga uppkopplingen i och med smart phones, iPad etc påverkar författarskapet och konstnärskapet.
Nu undrar jag nyfiket: hur gör du som författare och skribent för att hantera detta? Själv undviker jag att skaffa smartphone in i det längsta. Jag kommer bara åt internet via datorn.
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