"Dealing with the everyday requires us to close ourself off. . . But when you see art you want the opposite of shutdown.. . . .How do you adjust the treble and the bass of experience as it’s coming in?"With everything competing for your attention, how do you decide what to pay attention to?
Can a movie, a song, or a novel transform your life? Your society?
The surprise topic of the day is . . . art and awe in the age of information overload.
"To enrich ourselves we’ve got to curate ourselves."This video idea from Big Think's archives launches a far-ranging discussion that touches on Banksy, the movie Ex Machina, and the complicated relationship between the creators and the consumers of art in every medium.