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The Resource Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts

Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts

Label
Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age
Title
Changing the subject
Title remainder
art and attention in the Internet age
Statement of responsibility
Sven Birkerts
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1994, Sven Birkerts published 'The Gutenberg Elegies', his celebrated rallying cry to resist the oncoming digital advances, especially those that might affect the way we read literature and experience art -the very cultural activities that make us human. After two decades of rampant change, Birkerts has allowed a degree of everyday digital technology into his life. He refuses to use a smartphone, but communicates via email and spends some time reading online. In 'Changing the subject', he examines the changes that he observes in himself and others -the distraction when reading on the screen; the loss of personal agency through reliance on GPS and one-stop information resources; an increasing acceptance of 'hive' behaviors. 'An unprecedented shift is underway', he argues, and 'this transformation is dramatically accelerated and more psychologically formative than any previous technological innovation'. He finds solace in engagement with art, particularly literature, and he brilliantly describes the countering energy available to us through acts of sustained attention, even as he worries that our increasingly mediated existences are not conducive to creativity. It is impossible to read Changing the Subject without coming away with a renewed sense of what is lost by our wholesale acceptance of digital innovation and what is regained when we immerse ourselves in a good book."--
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birkerts, Sven
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Art and technology
  • Literature and technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Digital media
  • Thought and thinking
Label
Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
On or about -- The lint of the material -- Serendipity -- The room and the elephant -- You are what you click -- The hive life -- 'I'll take Hell in a handbasket for five hundred, Alex' -- 'It's not because I'm a cranky Luddite, I swear' -- André Kertész on reading -- Notebook : reading in a digital age -- Bolaño summer : a reading journal -- It wants to find you -- The Salieri syndrome : envy and achievement -- Idleness -- Emerson's 'The poet' : a circling -- The still point -- Attending the dragonfly
Control code
FIEb17752590
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781555977214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)898419567
Label
Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
On or about -- The lint of the material -- Serendipity -- The room and the elephant -- You are what you click -- The hive life -- 'I'll take Hell in a handbasket for five hundred, Alex' -- 'It's not because I'm a cranky Luddite, I swear' -- André Kertész on reading -- Notebook : reading in a digital age -- Bolaño summer : a reading journal -- It wants to find you -- The Salieri syndrome : envy and achievement -- Idleness -- Emerson's 'The poet' : a circling -- The still point -- Attending the dragonfly
Control code
FIEb17752590
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781555977214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)898419567

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