Reconfiguring News to Serve a World In Need of Omnipresence
In light of the attacks in Brussels, it's worth asking ourselves if news as we know it is flawed
Mourning 31 dead and 270 injured, Brussels has emerged as the latest gaping wound in a world gutted by nonstate assailants. Given the devastation, it becomes easy to grey out all ambient news. Especially, when that news arrives in waterfalls of text, avalanches of overproduced video segments, or a locust swarm of social media updates. Yet, it is precisely the violence perpetrated against the good people of Brussels that begs we don’t forget the hundreds of other terrorist attacks committed since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks—attacks that are visualized in real time and with dismaying clarity on AttackMap.