We live in a weird world now. Or so it seems to someone like me, who grew up analog.
I long ago lost my old companions: books, paper, ink. I’d assumed we’d be together for a lifetime. Now I’m trapped — and you do get trapped — in a more stimulating, immersive digital world. The change still gives me cognitive dissonance. I’m a bit afraid of the day when it doesn’t give me cognitive dissonance. Will that mean that I’ve lost some essential part of myself and I won’t be able to get it back?
ᔥ The New Aesthetic has become the new normal. You don’t even think about it until the weirdness of it is framed for you. Art!