A new video for Tracey Thorn’s song “It’s All True” gives a great visual representation of online interaction – a room full of people each sitting behind a computer and a desk, each flaring up in turn until eventually they’re all doing the same moves in synch. One could look at this as an optimistic example of the future of collaboration, or it could appear as a nightmare of conformity.
I also see the irony of so many people being so close together but only interacting indirectly. Like all the people I see at bus stops on cell phones, or when people are on their laptops in class and talking to each other in the online forum rather than looking up and speaking face-to-face. It’s a crazy world.
Oh, and I like the song, too.