Someone wrote the “about” section of Instagram 30 years before it was invented.
“The images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream in which the unity of that life can no longer be recovered.
Fragmented views of reality regroup themselves into a new unity as a separate pseudo-world that can only be looked at.
The specialization of images of the world has culminated in a world of autonomized images where even the deceivers are deceived. “
All kidding aside, this piece from “The Society of The Spectacle” speaks to the effortless (sometimes mindless) consumption of content that we all struggle with. Are we better because of the content we consume online, or are “even the deceivers deceived”. Tricky question.