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Unformatted text preview: standpoint. (therefore lack permanence!) It’s all about now. -we just consume the -a vanishing present streaking by-They give a sense of things, a look of things, but nothing concrete-no time for contemplation-image itself is ALL THAT MATTERS Speed Component of Media Explosion-discussion comes from Todd Gitlin research-break neck speed is the common condition of modern life-why? The technology is so advance, people can alter/shift/change material and themselves.-Gitlin says life today is an “Era of Impermanence” -so much can be changed, morphed, and reinvented instantly by technology.-can lead to a culture of instability-Todd Gitlin 1. The Undermining of Contemplation 2. The Death of Imagination-technology is so advanced and just puts out as much fucking product as possible-recycling of movies, books, etc. 3. Speed often does not equate with quality-just bc tech lets us put together so much so fast, doesn’t mean it’s good quality...
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- Spring '08
- Media content, Media Explosion, Media Explosion- era