This volume illuminates the complexity of our modern era, exploring how society can leverage exciting new opportunities whilst recognizing the complex challenges we face in a time of constant change. It helps us understand how we have come to this point and where we may be going so that we may study the opportunities and the dangers, the chances and the risks, that digital media pose in our quest for some version of «the good life».
Chapter One: In Search of the Good Life
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In Search of the Good Life
STACEY SPIEGEL AND HELI TUOMI CARLILEPARALLEL WORLD LABS, CANADA
What exactly is “the good life”?
On a mid-afternoon in January, we were in the Arctic Circle, gazing over a frozen fjord. It was pitch dark; the silence was deafening. Only a few dim lights glowing in the distance hinted at human habitation.
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