The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

“We yearn to reprogram existence, and with the computer we have the best means yet. We would like to see this project as heroic, as a rebellion against the tyranny of an alien power. But it’s not that at all. It’s a project born of anxiety. Behind it lies a dread that the messy, atomic… Continue reading The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

Minds turned to ash

“The exhaustion experienced in burnout combines an intense yearning for this state of completion with the tormenting sense that it cannot be attained, that there is always some demand or anxiety or distraction which can’t be silenced.” – Minds turned to ash

The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

“People with an anxious attachment style actively seek closeness and are afraid of losing it, and have a harder time trusting and knowing their partner will be there for them.” – The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

The Creation, and Re-creation, of the Curator

“Anxiety is one of the key drivers of the curatorial impulse in capitalist society and culture—an anxiety to ensure things are valuable and in turn to define them as somehow productive or useful… In a time in which information, population and ambition continue to accelerate unmanageably, there is an attendant desire to control, contain, organize… Continue reading The Creation, and Re-creation, of the Curator