So much of our modern life is worked off the assumption that we are all connected, and that the world is a global village. I think that’s a false assumption, or at least not that simple.
In fact a lot of things make a lot more sense when you flip that assumption around. Now more than ever before, people are living on many different globes. Societies and countries seem violently polarised. Divisions are clear cut from afar, but made up of even smaller divisions up close. Face-to-face contact seems to be a precious commodity. And yet despite all this, there’s a disproportionate emphasis placed on the overarching idea that we are all connected. Or is there?
When we take a step back from our screens, is the global age really that different? Is it really more connected or less? Or the same?
This blog is a space for thinking differently (even dangerously) about people and culture in the ‘global’ age. It’s a space to tell your stories, offer your perspectives, and get a glimpse into other people’s worlds. At the end of it, this blog hopes to get to the bottom of just how truly connected we really are, and hopefully, genuinely, find a way of talking about connectivity which reflects our world in a more meaningful way.
By the way, hi. My name is Mark, and I’m into all things global and cultural. I also like drawing and photography. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy this content. Feedback is greatly appreciated.