The virtual disconnect
Wong, Rayne Sze Min
Date of Issue2016-05-11
School of Art, Design and Media
Our digital age is creating an increasingly more scarce and precious commodity: the human attention. While our digital lifestyles have improved our ability to multitask, we also struggle to focus in environments where prolonged attention is needed. All these have an undeniable impact on our definition and structures of knowledge: as we devote more time and intellectual capacity to navigating the Internet as opposed to honing our deep thinking skills of creativity, introspection and reflection, we gradually lose these techniques of forming macro concepts and patterns of thinking. Ultimately, our cognitive capabilities might remain superficial and scattered, something which would affect us and later generations to come.
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Design
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University