Controlling_Connectivity: Art, Psychology, and the Internet
There are many who argue that participation in the elaborate communication networks that now underlie social interaction is no longer a matter of choice, since failure to participate is akin to social withdrawal and even ostracisation. It is argued that with the opportunity for connectivity and limitless access to information, comes the obligation to be increasingly available to receive and transmit; to be perpetually connected. The consequent erosion of true leisure time, the blurring of the traditional professional / personal, public / private dichotomies, and an information overload are creating hitherto unknown levels of psychological pressure.
Controlling_Connectivity uses the pervasiveness of internet-based social networking, and our ability to (and ever increasing obligation to) constantly be connected with these platforms as a paradigm for a severe and systematic disruption of normal, socially accepted patterns of time within daily life during a self-documented performance.
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This article first appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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