Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mirror Tricks


I started reading a book this morning by a writer I like. The first chapter is largely about self-delusion and identity curation in the 2014-present stage of the internet, wherein everything is filtered through a platform that prevent much original or unique self-expression, i.e. a blog vs. twitter & instagram. It makes short reference to the decline of blogging and the rise of apps that only allow a narrow window of expression through their defined parameters. As the beat bike blog has always been cutting edge, its decline and transition of its peoples to twitter, strava, and instagram, presaged the larger trend. Anyway, very good book so far. Like Rebecca Solnitt if you also like self-deprecating humor and irony.


If you need to be convinced towards further reading, this interview should seal the deal:
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/07/please-fire-jia-tolentino/

2 comments:

Chrisna said...

Great tourism stuff, good.

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