Not long ago, it was the job of human brains. But brains required more: An original idea, a twist, a punchline, a strategy, a journey, a hero. The program humans previously ran on – powered by emotion and imagination and taste and individuality – is now antiquated, rendered obsolete by The Algorithm.
This article about social media and The slow creep of mediocrity by fellow designer Tobias Van Schneider reminds me of an interview with Bo Burnham –I, unfortunately, can’t find anymore– in which he talked about how social media and the high-speed culture of today prevents people from crafting complex art and following through with long-lasting projects. This is very much in line with the initial sentiment this blog is based upon.