📙 The Post-Digital Manifesto
Author: Rasmus Fleischer
If one is aware that one's own consumption of music simultaneously is a production of statistical patterns, listening acquires some of the traits of a low-intensity performance. This phenomenon can be observed already today on those sites where one can have one's music listening registered as an individual profile. The extreme version occurs when certain users choose to let the computer stay on, playing the "right" music even though they themselves are absent, for the sake of generating an attractive personal profile.
Translator: Johan Nyström Persson
When I make highlights there's an implicit social dimension, because I'm looking for fragments that might eventually be useful in a public post. In 📙 The Post-Digital Manifesto, Rasmus Fleischer describes how music listening "acquires some of the traits of a low-intensity performance *" when one knows that one's plays are tracked and published, and my web site's front page list of recent highlights has a similar effect.