Real Virtuality: Creating the next normal with the crutches of technology

We are blaming it on the virus. But it seems, in hindsight, as if we were anticipating this moment in time, when we could be forced to withdraw from other fellow beings. The proof is the technologies and devices we invented. On the surface, they may have seemed to be about more sociability, but it was always harbouring its invisible other, the asociability of it all.
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: May 22, 2021

Image by : PHILIP FONG / AFP

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A geisha rehearses for an online drinking party with clients in Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture. With the pandemic forcing the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and shutting down international travel, the Meet Geisha project explored other business options due to the drop in tourism and offered their traditional arts in the most modern of formats—Zoom calls