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Rec Room: Christian Anthony: “The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains”

June 2, 2010


Christian Anthony.jpgDo you spend a lot of time on the Internet? Chances are, if you’re reading this, you do. Nicholas Carr writes in the latest issue of Wired magazine that we may be paying a price for all of the online time we’re logging these days.

The real revelation was how quickly and extensively Internet use reroutes people’s neural pathways. “The current explosion of digital technology not only is changing the way we live and communicate,” Small concluded, “but is rapidly and profoundly altering our brains.”

There are a lot of interesting ideas in here, if you take what he saying to its ultimate conclusion, then we are affecting our own evolution by looking at funny LOL Cat videos on YouTube.


Bio: Christian Anthony is a multi-media artist, radio show personality and documentary filmmaker. His work has appeared in the Nevada Museum of Art, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the Hearst Art Gallery. Currently, he hosts a radio program called The Amateur’s Guide To Life, illustrates children books and writes bad science fiction. He lives in Point Reyes, CA.

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