Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Who would want to live when you can watch?

"...our experience is weird now...something weird and thrice-removed from the real world..
What is at stake is in many ways human agency the way we experience the world.
Would I rather go muck around by the sea shore
or watch a marvelously put together documentary about the death of egrets.
I have already experienced the smooth documentary so many times that it becomes quickly incoherent to talk about an
extra-mediated or extra-
televisual reality.
I can go to the ocean I've never seen before but I've spent a 1,000 hours.
Who would want to live when you can watch?"
Documentary by the BBC
Transcribed here about 60% down

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