Screen Rape

5 thoughts on “Screen Rape”

  1. Wow! I really admire how you capture the appetite for news!… these two lines are very memorable:
    “pens and lenses prostituted their forms
    to leering gangs of screens”
    Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. And also, beyond just news, I am trying to also get at our rapacious hunger for images in general… with the advent of the online life comes Facebook albums, Pinterest, Instagram, and thousands of other funnels of constant images that affect our experience of life, and leave those images (and the people, places, and things in them) wasted and used up.

  2. Came to thank you for checking out my blog, now feeling voyeuristic for oogling at my laptop screen for so long. I think we’re just inherently visual creatures, it’s how our brains are. The internet exacerbates that.

    Looking forward to reading more of your poetry.

    1. Have you read The Humiliation of the Word by Jacques Ellul? It’s a little dense, but it speaks about the oppression of the word by image. Its a topic I think about a lot in relation to our world today, and after sorting through your blog, I think you would find it an excellent exposition about how human relationship also confronts words versus appearances/images 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      1. No I haven’t, but I’ve read a lot of Barthes, Foucault, Said and other post-structuralists which talk about a lot of the same. I’ll check out Ellul, always interesting to see an issue from a different perspective.

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