Sunday Times, 08.01.2017 – CULTURE SECTION
by Bryan Appleyard
The web is stifling originality and eroding our sense of self. As the artistic backlash against Silicon Valley gathers pace, are we doomed to cybergeddon?
A small clipping from the article:
„ …. Amid all this, another squib has exploded, a curious little book called In Defence of Serendipity: For a Radical Politics of Innovation, by Sebastian Olma, a Dutch writer, critic and professor of Autonomy in Art and Design at Avans University. This is not one argument, it is many, but at its centre is the conviction that the internet is actually working against innovation and originality. Instead, it is promoting what the activist Naomi Klein has called “changeless change”, as giant companies dazzle us with their same-again gadgets to preserve a corporate status quo. Why, when you think about it, would they do otherwise? Committed to a management theory of disruption, they strive to disrupt everything except themselves.