The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond
“This pseudo-modern (now called digimodern) world, so frightening and seemingly uncontrollable, inevitably feeds a desire to return to the infantile playing with toys which also characterizes our current cultural world. Here, the typical emotional state, radically superseding the hyper-consciousness of irony, is the trance – the state of being swallowed up by your activity. In place of the neurosis of modernism and the narcissism of postmodernism, pseudo-modernism takes the world away, by creating a new weightless nowhere of silent autism. You click, you punch the keys, you are ‘involved’, engulfed, deciding. You are the text, there is no-one else, no ‘author’; there is nowhere else, no other time or place. You are free: you are the text: the text is superseded.” —Alan Kirby, PhD
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The series Digital Disruptions explores the emotion state of the trance; a state in which one is continually distracted and diverted by the consumption and creation of ephemeral digital content that contributes little, if anything, to cultural memory.