As we hurtle forwards into an increasingly digital future we find ourselves plugged into more information than any generation before us. The news, legitimate or otherwise, berates us from all angles; culture and content is ubiquitous. And one of the consequences is a glut of digital and internet themed art including Lauren Oyler’s ‘Fake Accounts’, Patricia Lockwood’s ‘No One Is Talking About This’, and Hari Kunzru’s ‘Red Pill’. Five talented, extremely plugged-in writers talk life on the information superhighway, and the ways digital connectivity is explored in art.
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