“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I really liked Saito. The way she brings up the other theories she isn't dissing them or talking down about how wrong she thinks they are in comparison to her own beliefs/theories. But she seems to put herself in their shoes and speak in understanding for why they think the way they do, and then delicately explains the faults she sees. It doesn't sound to me like she's saying everyone else is wrong with their ideas of the "appropriate aesthetic appreciation" but rather that they're own ideas are right for them and not necessarily the "correct" way for everyone else to follow. Everyone's personalities differ, and so do their ways of looking, observing, and appreciating different things.