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texting instead of enjoying art is kind of idiotic

But the prior standard teen behaviour at a museum: being there against one's will and playing bored, or, worse, disturbing other visitors by talking with friends is no less idiotic; and, to get back into context, enjoying art isn't normal human interaction (as per the Einstein quote). This is more a reflection of the inward-looking tendency of society I spoke about (well art as a medium between artist and viewer is part of that, too, but less direct). However, I can certainly see a tendency of people communicating experiences over taking that experience in, in particular when recording is involved. For example, it's weird when the front rows of a concert are filled with people so busy taking a video with their phones for the friends that they won't... dance.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 12:56:13 PM EST
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