December 28, 2015

A long and short playlist for 2015 (with commentary)




I said I wasn't going to do this anymore, because YouTube now has too many commercials, but it seems I can't stop.

I've now made YouTube playlists in 2010, 2011, Japan, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 (also above.)

The playlist for 2015 is so long (over five hundred videos) that this year I've also made a shorter one that contains some of my favourites

In previous years, my commentary was about how things I do on the internet now seem part of, or even more interesting, than the rest of my artistic practice. But this year all I'm thinking about is my internet addiction. For the first time in my life I'm finding it difficult to read and I think it might partly have too do with how much time I spend online. 

I have just managed to spend two weekends offline, and will try to keep spending weekends away from this thing for the rest of the year. I don't particularly think I'll succeed. But we'll see what happens.

I think what disturbs me most is how little interest I have in doing anything else.



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2 comments:

Deanna Peters said...

I'm really into this. Thanks for sharing and keeping the open source spirit of the i-net alive... There are some great blogs out there and this is one that I follow closely. I keep coming back to many of the articles you wrote and shared this year. Props to you from Vancouver.
Yours,
Deanna aka Mutable Subject

mary ellen said...

I have a wonderful book on the subject: The Shallows - How the Internet is Changing Our Brains. It is a hardcover hard copy.