Saturday, September 7, 2013
Just Because More Images Are On the Internet-Does NOT Mean we Are Numb to The Pain of Others
Yes, we are exposed to A LOT of information. I read pressing arguments about images not causing shock or magic anymore, and about images saturating us because we are exposed to thousands of them daily. Apparently the media is offering us too many images, and specially too many images of violence. The pressing issue is that saturation: seeing billions of images, might de-sensitize our affective or empathetic devices. But I am not sure about this argument. Who feels numb? who ever felt nothing when looking at an image of humans in pain?