Antisocial or Metasocial?




What do you suppose Renny Gleeson means by the following terms?

The culture of availablilty
The expectation of availability
An obligation to that availability


How do we allow people to be available through communication devices?
How do we not allow people to be available?
What were the guidelines in the past?


How do you feel when you're with a person and they answer the phone?
How do you feel when you're with a person and your phone rings?
In different situations you'd feel differently, can we describe these different situations?

"And when you're standing with someone, and you're on your mobile device, effectively what you're saying to them is, 'You are not as important as, literally, almost anything that could come to me through this device.'"
What do you feel when you read/hear this sentence?


"We find a direct collision between availability -- and what's possible through availability -- and a fundamental human need -- the need to create shared narratives.
What does it mean 'to create shared narratives?'


"So, as we lose the context of our identity, it becomes incredibly important that what you share becomes the context of shared narrative, becomes the context in which we live. The stories that we tell -- what we push out -- becomes who we are. People aren't simply projecting identity, they're creating it.
There's a lot to unpack in this short statement.

What does it mean to 'project identity' or to 'create it'?
What does it mean to 'lose the context of our identity'?

Do you think it's true, that we're 'losing the context of our identity?'

What do you think the statement means, or what do you think the speaker meant by this statement?
Do you agree with this statement, or what comment do you have to make on this statement?


No comments:

Post a Comment