Kieran Setiya: The Vices of Virtuality

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Kieran Setiya: The Vices of Virtuality
16/08/2021 – 10:17

“THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC is, among other things, a vast uncontrolled experiment in social psychology. Billions have lived for more than a year with drastically limited in-person interaction, many of them working virtually, if at all. Those forced to labor in proximity to others — the essential workers — have faced persistent bodily risk. We have leaned hard on Zoom and FaceTime to connect with family and friends, distant or otherwise. The digital mediation of human life has intensified abruptly as tactile contact is repressed. What will be the fallout of isolation on a scale unimagined 18 months ago?”

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