Douglas Coupland: Capturing the Way We Live Online

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

He may be the inventor of the slogan 'I miss my pre-internet brain," but Doug Coupland's new book is all about the internet, and the stories people tell about themselves there. "Binge: 60 Stories to Make Your Brain Feel Different," features pieces of "micro-fiction" inspired by social media updates, but taken to the limit of each character's capacity, or lack. He conveys the emptiness, loneliness, ennui - and hilarity - too much available technology fosters. The power constant connectivity offers and why so often it results in the opposite. Steve Paikin talks to the Vancouver artist and author about how he sees the pre-and-post pandemic world, online and off.
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