Thursday, May 15, 2014

ponderous

"One has to have been completely away form media civilization once for a long time—for months or years—in order to be so centered and concentrated when one returns that one can consciously observe in oneself the renewed distraction and deconcentration that occurs when one takes part in the modern information media. Seen psychohistorically, the urbanization and informatization of our consciousnesses in the media complex probably represent the aspect of modernity that cuts deepest into life."
- Peter Sloterdijk, 'Critique of Cynical Reason'