Technology and relationships: Virilio intro/part one

Virilio touches the effect new media can have on relationships and what quality time is. He claims that the “…real time environment thanks to interactive technologies…gives new life today to the critical dimension” (10). New technology gives users the ability to be “present” with someone, even if just on a screen. Virilio argues that these new technologies are destroying the importance of being physically present with someone. He believes that we are beginning to become numb to the importance of where we physically are.

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Images: how we see it

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Our society and our own individual personality play large roles in how we interact with the images of our world. These images have varying meanings for each person, depending on their economic background, education, place of living.
Culture also plays a major role in the interpretation of images and their meanings. Continue reading