Kundera’s Immortality shows the significant role of photography in the meaning of the concept individualism

July 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Milan Kundera shows in his novel Immortality, how photography plays a significant role in the meaning of the concept individualism. The camera acts as an all-seeing-eye which violates the privacy of an individual, he becomes the property of the Invisible Other, for instance all kinds of mass media; TV, smart phones, social network sites, blogging… One of my concerns is the growing discrepancy between the transparency of the individual and the invisibility of the technological force – Big Data- which pre-dicts this exposition of the individual. The transparency of an individual controlled by this Big Data is out of proportion compared to the growing invisibility of this giant mass technological force. That’s why I wanted to share this abstract of visionary fiction by the Czech writer Milan Kundera, because like good literature does, it tries to tap your conscious mind.

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