"I think there is an equally diffuse malaise today - waiting for a new kind of journalism to bring it into focus. Like with McClure’s it won’t be just a catalogue of shocking facts - it will be an imaginative leap that pulls all the scandals together and shows how they are part of some new system of power that we don’t fully comprehend. That maybe - like the farmers on the prairies - we have all become the components of a new kind of machinery of social organisation. Computers, “financial engineering” and credit, social media, algorithms that predict what you want, NSA surveillance, giant new holding corporations called Master Limited Partnerships - all of these surround us and wrap us into a complicated modern web. Some of it is wonderful, other parts of it are threatening - while even more parts are just incomprehensible."
- Adam Curtis - WHAT THE FLUCK! (via photographsonthebrain)