Author: C. Travis Webb

Context Collapse

TAA 0009 – C. Travis Webb and Seph Rodney discuss “context collapse.” This is the idea that “new media” has radically decontextualized the facts of our lives and cultures. We don’t have enough information to make judgments about one another. Is this a new phenomenon, and is it necessarily bad? How might we deal with it? S. Rodney: …I was thinking about this today, actually. That… my therapist back in L.A. described it to me as duck bites. It’s not like someone takes a huge chunk out of me everyday, but the little things, and they just kind of slowly...

Read More

Violence in a Free Society

TAA 0008 – C. Travis Webb and Steven Fullwood discuss whether free, heterogeneous societies must tolerate some degree of violence. S. Rodney: …I was thinking about this today, actually. That… my therapist back in L.A. described it to me as duck bites. It’s not like someone takes a huge chunk out of me everyday, but the little things, and they just kind of slowly erode my humanity. Right? Like I’m sick and being in the queue at a supermarket, and having chosen my pastry on the way to work, and having the bad clothes… And having the woman in...

Read More