Are blogs too long to read?
Are our eyes too soft and fragile to read off backlit screens?
Remember screensavers? Weren’t they supposed to be important?
Wasn’t the idea that if you left the screen on unsupervised then the light would brand the image of the desktop permanently into the monitor?
Is twitter a screensaver for human eyes?
Are videogames screensavers for human eyes?
If they are, then I prefer the latter. I’m not really that interested in sending messages to people. Not all the time, anyway.
I mainly do two things online these days: a) watch videos b) take notes with my eyes.
The video I made last year was intended to be the first of a series, but I wasn’t satisfied with how it turned out (too derivative; dull voice). That left my ambiguous conclusions (what kind of politics? etc) up in the air. I doubt I’ll ever return to that abandoned series, but I feel like Godard was right about video being a perfect medium for criticism.
Moving images save my eyes from flickering to the next thing. The next thing is in front of my eyes. Screen text is a harsh, blinding desert. Moving image is a lush oasis.