Neuromantic [article]

Adam Slusar
2016
NEUROMANTIC | Adam Slusar MFA Statement In the book Culture in Mind: Cognition, Culture, and the Problem of Meaning, author Bradd Shore writes about Martin Heidegger's notion of enframing -the essence of modern technology -and the "neuromantic frame of mind". This term is used to describe the human tendency to bend technological resources to our own will 1 ; as we harness these resources as a means of modifying and enriching our day-to-day lives, Heidegger argues that some "greater essence" is
more » ... reater essence" is lost in the process. Shore uses the example of the modern-day word processor 2 , which allows for grammar proficiency and limitless language resources, as an example of this neuromantic way of thinking. Computer software, which requires continuous upgrading, is another example of how modern technology underlines our human need for convenience. Although we have access to a plethora of knowledge at our fingertips, we therefore lose other means of worldly engagement as previous modes of gaining experience are rendered obsolete.
doi:10.7939/r31r5n fatcat:ovjscfktsvhxpn6m6trewg33by