37 - Emotional Rescue by Mack Hagood
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We think of media as means for transmitting information, assuming that information's freedom is intrinsically and positively correlated with our own. In reality, media are — and have always been — primarily about affect: they are ways of cocooning ourselves, providing freedom from pain and discomfort. This misconception has had disastrous consequences.

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