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>Subject: Media and Violence
>Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 21:53:53 +0100
>This just dropped in my inbox.
>The link goes to some interesting question, which I have not followed
>through to the end yet.
>It's an email 'dialogue' between James Fallows of Atlantic Monthly and Todd
>Gitlin, a professor of culture, journalism, and sociology at New York
>University. Fallows and Gitlin are discussing the latter's new book - Media
>'I've thought about the argument of your book often in the past week, and
>not just because I knew I'd have a chance to ask you questions about it.
>heart of your message, or so it seems to me, is that we don't spend enough
>time thinking about how awash we are in artificial stimuli of all sorts. '
>This is a stimulating exchange.
This is another article that jangled a few of my bells. I haven't read the
book in question, but I do think that the constant clamor and competition
for our attention gets in the way of single-minded pursuit of anything. We
no longer have the luxury of being able to narrow our focus to a single task
at hand and give it our full attention. I don't know what that is doing to
us, but I do feel it's causing changes in the way we view the world and
interact with it. What I don't know is if it's for better or for worse. I
may have to get me to a monastary to check it out.
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