Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gaps and Silences

Gaps and silences are essential in a world beset by information proliferation. Our sense of self is spread too thin across Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Flickr. We are constantly contesting in a reality show, performing to an imagined virtual audience. Wisecracks, one-liners, personal existential statements which are of no significance to anyone else--anything for "five minutes of immortality". It’s the enduring charm of the published word, now played out as conversations in virtual space.

No wonder we consider simulations and games as high-value propositions today. It is not just because of their complexity or engagement factors but because they reflect contemporary life (where we've mastered the art of role-playing) far better than traditional media.
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