Infinite attention, infinite regard and the minor deities of the internet

The minor deities of the internet | Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

“That’s the dream of replication: infinite attention, infinite regard. The machinery of the internet has made it a democratic possibility, as television never could, since the audience in their living rooms necessarily far outnumbered the people who could be squeezed into the box. Not so with the internet, where anyone with access to a computer can participate, can become a minor deity.”

― Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

The minor deities of the internet | Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
The minor deities of the internet
The minor deities of the internet | Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
The minor deities of the internet | Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

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