Posts Tagged: distraction

The Rumpus Interview with Andrew Ervin

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Andrew Ervin discusses his debut novel, Burning Down George Orwell’s House, social media and writing, and how video games can serve as a way to understand the post-human world.

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Chatting Through the Ages

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This n+1 piece tracks the history of conversation, in different mediums. The vastly diverging worlds of talking vs. conversation vs. chatting online have all experienced their own evolution. Even just focusing on chat itself reveals a trajectory perpetually informed by the ways in which we chat online. From AOL chat rooms to Gmail, factors like […]

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Time for a Digital Diet?

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Anybody feeling the “encroachment of the buzz,” the multitudinous distractions that prevent us from concentrating on a book? Johann Hari is offering survival tips for these distracting times. “A book has a different relationship to time than a TV show or a Facebook update. It says that something was worth taking from the endless torrent […]

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