Posted by: thewoobdog | May 31, 2007

Techno-Hermits

Wow.  This is from the NY Times review of the film ‘Paprika’.  This quote kind of jumped out at me, as it really crystallizes a rather vague unease that I have felt about society and our increasing trend toward physical isolation, as we rely more and more on distance-spanning electronic means of communication.

“But this superabundance works to one of the film’s themes, namely that our fantasies, including those opened up by the Internet, are pulling us away from the material world and, perhaps, more dangerously from one another…  For all its gaudy glories, the film buzzes with a sense of unease about the rapidly changing relationship between our physical selves and our machines…”  (Manohla Dargis, NY Times, May 25, 2007)

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