Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.
“When you go to bed, you should say goodnight to technology too!”
Digital Junkie - Information Overload
This is a really awesome student animation/video project about information overload. The term is becoming more widely used (which is AWESOME), but we still don’t have much data from serious studies about the mental health implications of ingesting so much information.
Information isn’t just defined here as text on a screen either. We’re talking advertisements, aural and visual overload from living in cities, aural, visual and emotional overload from tv, movies and video games which all have had to increase their excitement levels over the years to keep us entertained, web access to events and everything going on ever, hundreds of pieces of data (and our reactions to them) while browsing Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr for just a few minutes.
I think I’m going insane. I’m still looking for a way to simplify while still maintaining contact with friends far and near, maintaining a useful network for my musical endeavors, learning as much as I can and knowing about the field that I work in. When my social, craft, intellectual and career lives all require information, how can I simplify?
Possible solution to Facebook overload.