Plazm at Wordstock - The Death of Print: Humanity in the Digital Age
Plazm at Wordstock
The Death of Print: Humanity in the Digital Age
2 pm on Saturday Oct 8
Culture, and the means of distribution and communication that spread it, have grown increasingly attached to and mediated by digital technology in the last couple decades. As we glide into yet another decade of social networking, global democratizing, and uploading cat videos to the interwebs, how has the ubiquity of technology changed us as individual humans and as a collective mass we can call “humanity?"
This discussion builds on the series of interviews that Tiffany conducted in Plazm #30 with seven experts in the field: Bruce Sterling, Nicholas Carr, Amber Case, Erik Davis, Kevin Kelly, Sherry Turkle, and Douglas Rushkoff. The resulting discussions touch on the printed word, ambihumanism, corporate consumer culture, nostalgia, cyborg anthropology, and, of course, Twitter.