Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 215. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2018-11-22 17:38:28+00:00 From: Mark Wolff
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.214: the psychoanalysis of everyday computing? Brett Stephens recently published in the NYT an op-ed on “How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Folly,” revisiting the critique in the Phaedrus of the dangers of writing as a technology for knowledge. This should be a constant concern for the digital humanities: how do the affordances of technology alter negatively or eliminate entirely ways of knowing? > Tweeting and trolling are easy. Mastering the arts of conversation and > measured debate is hard. Texting is easy. Writing a proper letter is hard. > Looking stuff up on Google is easy. Knowing what to search for in the first > place is hard. Having a thousand friends on Facebook is easy. Maintaining six > or seven close adult friendships over the space of many years is hard. Swiping > right on Tinder is easy. Finding love — and staying in it — is hard. Here’s the full essay: https://nyti.ms/2DrlFfV Best, mw -- Mark B. Wolff, Ph.D. Professor of French Chair, Modern Languages One Hartwick Drive Hartwick College Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 431-4615 http://markwolff.name/ _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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