AUTHOR: Bryan Alexander
A blog post entitled ” The death of everything: How emerging technologies change ways of knowing and being” draws our attention to the fairly murderous rhetoric sometimes attached to new media.
“Corporate media giants are “killing” photojournalism;
Digital audio signals the “death” of analog audio.
Citizen shutterbugs with digital happy snap cameras signal the “death” of news photography;
Digital video signals the “death” of film…”
This signals a connection to the internet as horrible, threatening place meme. It also suggests a link to social Darwinism, with its fetish of competitive violence.
Moreover, the blogger goes on to link this discourse with an uncritical obsession with speed.
It’s a good, short piece, identifying a discourse worth thinking about.