Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

by Akiko Busch

In our networked and image-saturated lives, the idea of disappearing has never been more alluring. Today, we are encouraged to reveal, share, and promote ourselves. The pressure to be public comes not just from our peers, but from companies that want to profit from patterns in our behavior.

How to Disappear is an exhilarating accomplishment, overturning the modern assumption that fame and visibility equate to success and happiness. Busch presents a field guide to invisibility, reacquainting us with the merits of remaining inconspicuous, and finding genuine alternatives to a life of perpetual exposure. She inspires us to develop a deeper appreciation for personal privacy in a vast and intrusive world.


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