“As the reach of digital devices extends further and deeper into our daily existence, one can only foresee a further and deeper takeover of mental life – at least among human beings – by what I loosely call binary thinking, and the corresponding spread as a form of mental constraint that conceives of itself quite innocently as freedom.”
– J. M. Coetzee, round table on ‘The Future of Literary Thinking’, Textual Practice, 30.7, August 2016, p. 1152
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I read this quotation on a lecture handout one of our academics had sent me to put onto our VLE. I thought it encapsulated a lot of the presumptions we might make about our use of technology for communication, as well as being a link to the themes of the cybercultures block.