Quartz: Ballet shows what’s wrong with Instagram

Quartz: Ballet shows what’s wrong with Instagram. “Instagram creates an illusion of flawlessness, eliciting not only awe, but also envy and a sense of inadequacy in those who consume it, especially in those most vulnerable. It also has the effect of flattening out certain experiences, encouraging superficial engagement. It’s a platform built on quick glances, and on attracting attention…. At the same time, it’s a medium that provides exposure to many voices who wouldn’t have had it otherwise, and it actually helps people connect and discover. Ballet is the perfect case study for how these two Instagram forces play out.”

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