‘The Innovation of Loneliness’ – A short film about social networks, society, and the self
Posted by Matt Cardin
Here’s a new must-watch short film about the ironic reality of so-called “social media” that promise to create real community and human relationship but really function to generate a new kind of loneliness.
Beware “liking” or retweeting, which may well unleash waves of paradox that will warp the inner mind, rip a hole in the fabric of space and time, and manifest all manner of daimonic mischief.
What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
Inspired by and based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle, Alone Together.
Also based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburger’s Hebrew article “The Invention of Being Lonely.”
Script, Design & Animation: Shimi Cohen.
Final Project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.
About Matt CardinTeeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD; GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES; and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.
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