Technology Retreats and the Politics of Social Media
Adam Fish (Lancaster University) examines weeklong technology retreats in Silicon Valley in this new article published by tripleC:Communication, Capitalism & Critique.
These retreats embody digital healthism, which Fish defines as the discourse that promotes the self-regulation of digital consumption for personal health. He argues that the self-regulation advanced by digital healthism insufficiently addresses the politics of media refusal. Technology retreats channel frustrations about social media use into opportunities for personal and corporate growth instead of political activism.