There was a time when very few people were able to actually see Leonardo’s ‘Mona Lisa’: they had to actually stand in front of it. Nowadays, many of us can look at it whenever you want: in a book or on an iPhone, in the bus or during breakfast. Is it better now? How does the experience differ? Standing in front of the actual painting must be quite something. How about looking at it on a screen monitor, is it extraordinary?
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 3, 2013 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: abnormal, experience, extraordinary, image, Internet, Kevin Kelly, normal, representation, Walter Benjamin
It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated […]