Ghost Market

Author Grafton Tanner believes digital technology is both the ultimate secular faith and the comfort blanket Western society needs in a time of terrorism, economic collapse, and climate change. As a result of our addiction to the Internet, we live under a tyranny of Now and, thanks to the Internet’s ability to dismantle our notion of history, are haunted by the vanished cultures of yesterday. How is art affected when the culture industry becomes the nostalgia industry? More importantly, what happens if and when technology fails once again to usher in a more perfect society?