Have we all been uploaded to the cloud? In Screenshot, Bergur Ebbi sets out to look at technology from a human perspective. Or humanity from a technological perspective. What are the connections between fake news and artificial intelligence? How does it feel to live in a world where all our thoughts are categorized, rated, and commented on? Ancient people feared the world would end in fire and destruction — but what if it doesn’t? Maybe what we should fear is that nothing will ever be deleted or forgotten again.
Screenshot is a clever and informative journey through the conundrums of modern life and is guaranteed to set your mind spinning.
Bergur Ebbi is an Icelandic poet and essayist.
Translated by Larissa Kyzer.