March 21, 2016

Saving the Self in the Age of the Selfie

The underlying concern with the Internet is not whether it will fragment our attention spans or mold our minds to the bit-work of modernity. In the end, it will likely do both. The deeper question is what can be done when we realize that we want some control over the exchange between our brains and the Web, that we want to protect our deeper sense of self from digital media’s dominance over modern life.  Paul Miller, a 26-year-old journalist and former writer for The Verge, asked himself “What would it be like to disconnect for a year?” and the results were surprising.

Reclaiming control

Topics: Culture