Media Mindfulness: Complex narratives buck digital distractions theory

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The rise of complex TV series and vast novels shows we still prefer commitment to a quick fix, writes Stuart Jeffries

Antonio Lopez‘s insight:

The flipside of the "Google is making us stupid" polemic is the increased complexity of storytelling in the media. A lot of media literacy folks really hated Steven Johnson’s "TV is making us smarter" argument,  but when you look at the way books, TV, film, comix and video games are being made these days, we should think critically about the "dumbing down" argument. 

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