Authenticity And Faking It Authentically

FWD contributor Maria Bustillos on the “real-real thing” and authenticity as commodity, issues strangely core to our digital lives: “Given that imagination and artifice can be pressed into service to communicate reality more effectively, our true difficulty is revealed to be concentrated in the matter of intention.” Coincidentally, a good companion to Amanda Petrusich’s piece on Instagram and instanostalgia.

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