Court Painter takes drastic action with ongoing studio communications strategy after being unnerved by ex Google strategist’s public statement regarding digital communications platforms.
A Hardon MacKay Press Attache and Communications Specialist for Court Painter indicated all digital forms of communication will be banned from the studio and a replacement communications strategy utilizing carrier pigeons will be introduced. This flight forward flying strategy has a few kinks to be worked out however in an off script comment he went on to say, ” when the going gets tough the tough get going.” The Press Attache when pressed refused to elaborate on what he meant other that to say,”We’ll see!”
(photos) Court Painter is seen working with his assistant and competitor CC (name available upon request) setting up the carrier pigeon Communications system.The pigeons are equipped with non digital cameras and jackets with pockets for hand written notes.The parachute and tin can components of the system are being monitored for usefulness.
What was the statement that unnerved the Court Painter enterprise to rethink and upgrade the mechanics of studio communications?
“If we only care about profit maximization,“we will go rapidly into dystopia.” James Williams said. Williams, 35 does not believe talk of dystopia is far-fetched. The ex-Google strategist who built the metrics system for the company’s global search advertising business, has had a front-row view of an industry he describes as the “largest, most standardized and most centralized form of attentional control in human history”.
In a journey that has led him to question whether democracy can survive the new technological age he went on to say,
“Eighty-seven percent of people wake up and go to sleep with their smartphones. The entire world now has a new prism through which to understand politics.
The dynamics of the attention economy are structurally set up to undermine the human will. If politics is an expression of our human will, on individual and collective levels, then the attention economy is directly undermining the assumptions that democracy rests on. If Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are gradually chipping away at our ability to control our own minds, could there come a point, I ask, at which democracy no longer functions?
Will we be able to recognize it, if and when it happens? And if we can’t, then how do we know it hasn’t happened already?”