For the Global Thinker

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alone in the City

Do we really live in a Global village?  Photographer Viviana Peretti documents alienation of humans living in cities...pretty cool.

Marshall McLuhan’s “global village” doesn’t exist. “Because in essence,” says Kapuscinski, “village means physical proximity, emotional warmth and intimacy; co-presence and coexistence; compassion and communion.” We do not live in a global village, but rather global cities where busy, frantic people walk around, indifferent to others, with no desire for closeness. New York is the perfect example of modern alienation, loneliness, and mass culture, where the wealth of electronic devices at our disposal leads to ever-reducing human contact.

See full slideshow here...  (Full screen option is in the bottom right corner)

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