In week four of BCM206, we discussed the flow of information and the way liquid life has begun to dominate modern society.
The remediation for this week was based around one of my tweets and Ted’s reply, offering the arguments of both sides to the benefit of liquid life on the sense of community. It was inspired by Giovanni Carlini’s analysis of Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘Liquid Life‘.
Although I may be bias because I’ve never experienced a world without liquid life, I do believe it benefits us more than it hinders. It’s an interesting time to be studying these ideas of liquid life and liquid labour, as the recent pandemic hasn’t given us much of a choice and we’ve been thrown into the deep end of depending on the soft world. While I, of course, wish this evolution could’ve been a more gradual and less detrimental, I think this change will pave the way for how we approach liquid life and future networks.