Many things found today in postmodernism can be traced back, transformed of course, in the main modern flows; dadaism, futurism, surrealism. One of the main features of postmodernism is, that it exposed an experiment in different artistic fields as a result of denying conformism, which is introduced from avant-garde theory onwards. Postmodernism, therefore, acts as part of what modernism stood for except that postmodernism at the same time performs as its criticism. The same happens with postmodern theatre and modern theatre. The line is blurred as these two periods are intertwining.
Nicholas Carr in The Shallows (2010) asserts that the internet is changing the very way people live today. Carr supports this assertion by providing key points of how the Internet changed so much like how he did in this quote “With the exception of alphabets and number systems, the Net may well be the single most powerful mind-altering technology that has ever come into general use. At the very least, it’s the most powerful that has come along since the book” (Carr, 2010, pg.118). The writer concludes that everyday life in the modern age includes the use of the Internet. The writer establishes a direct tone to readers that the way people think is changing due to the Internet.
Their interests may be different but their innate traits would still be there. Pinker also discussed that in his book, there were a variety of controversial topics. There were two that caused a vast uproar; the arts and parenting. One of the topics focused on the idea that there is a decline in the arts. He says that there is a decline in certain areas such as humanities at the University level and post-1930's elite work but not art itself.
The Influence of Technology In the essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr argues that utilization of the internet has an adverse effect on our way of thinking and functioning in everyday life. Whether it be reading a newspaper, or scrolling through Facebook, internet media has forever stamped its name in our existence. Carr explains to us that the internet is a tool used every single day in today’s society, but also makes most of us complacent with the ease of having the world at our fingertips. He starts his argument by telling us the effect the internet has had on him and others he has come across. The internet has changed his train of thought and his ability to focus and concentrate.
They have been known for directing or deleting topics. The internet is inundated with valuable information, opinions and much more beyond the world of social networking. There really isn’t many limitation as to what you can find on the world-wide-web. That term world-wide-web is really outdated now that some countries have decided to censor and or block out the internet completely. When internet censorship takes place, it really limits a user’s web experience.
Contemporary theatre would suggest that Derridean elements of postmodern theatre are present, and are no longer rooted in traditional dramatic structures. Theatre, therefore, can be considered without taking into account the traditional structural categories (as in binary oppositions), and find another opposition between theatre and society, between drama and postdrama. The question is, does this generate a new theatrical paradigm, or is postdrama only a
It one could independently interpret, think, and distinguish reality and virtual reality, hyper-reality can be a playground which gives you unlimited opportunity, just like the ones who uses Facebook for communicaton itself, not in the way of being addicted of creating cyber ego. However, to the ones who unquestioningly accommodate their world, hyper reality can be a Panopticon, a jail with no prisoner’s privacy. Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting on their own free
Post-modernity plays a huge role in terms of how we experience reality and life in itself (2004:48). As stated by Hart (2004:48), the postmodern society’s experiences are different from modern society’s experiences. According to Hart (2004:48) postmodern society does not just experience different experiences in comparison to modern society, but the experience itself is different form modern
Postmodernism overturned established ideas about style and brought a radical freedom, especially to art and design. Postmodernism was a drastic departure from modernism’s vision, which was based on clarity, simplicity, and functionality. Born as a challenge to the existing movement at the time that
It is quite possible that, today, more communication takes place in the written than in the oral mode. There is no objective measure, but if there were any doubts, the Internet explosion has laid to rest the idea that for the human race at large writing is only a ‘minor’ form of communication. It is not risky to call writing the single most consequential technology
Does internet really make us dumb? Well the internet provides us amounts information that could be answer instantly. Each year, the internet brings something new and entertaining for our society to enjoy There are thousands of computer books available today that cover every subject imaginable, however when reading a book in print, the brain is much calmer and not buzzing around. An article “Does the internet Make you dumber?” Nicholas Carr is an American writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture. He argues that a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the Net is turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers.