Every Place Is the Same Now

Ian Bogost
Every Place Is the Same Now

Now, each streaming service requires viewers to manipulate distinct software on different devices, scanning through the interfaces on Hulu, on Netflix, on AppleTV+ to find something “worth watching.” Blockbuster is dead, but the emotional dread of its aisles lives on in your bedroom. This same pattern has been repeated for countless activities, in work as much as leisure. The office is a suitable place for tapping out emails, but so is the bed, or the toilet.