part 2/n... "analog/digital" 

The duality of digital/analog is itself confused. It is more convenient shorthand than a sound category for what is being talked about. It is referring not to phenomena in themselves—culture, art, emotions—but the network of their distribution. While this is relevant and has implications, we should remember that fundamentally the Internet and cloud computing are just faster networks for exchange. It is very hard, then, to refer to “digitized life” as Bishop does, without conflating the change in network speed with something new about human nature. Constructing this false duality is just one of the manifestations of internet centrism.

 

 

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AuthorMike Pepi