Texture: Human Expression in the Age of Communications Overload

Texture: Human Expression in the Age of Communications Overload

Richard H. R. Harper

Our workdays are so jam-packed with emails, fast messaging, and RSS feeds that we whinge that there’s no longer adequate time to get our genuine paintings performed. At domestic, we're besieged through mobilephone calls on landlines and cellphones, the beeps that sign textual content messages, and paintings emails on our BlackBerrys. It’s an excessive amount of, we cry (or kind) as we replace our fb pages, compose a web publication put up, or payment to determine what Shaquille O’Neal has to assert on Twitter. In Texture, Richard Harper asks why we hunt down new methods of speaking at the same time we bitch approximately communique overload.

Harper describes the improper assumptions of builders that “more” is often greater and argues that clients want easier applied sciences that let them to create social bonds. communique isn't just the alternate of data. there's a texture to our communicative practices, take place within the various potential we elect to speak (quick or sluggish, everlasting or ephemeral).

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