Beginnings

The frame of my dissertation is heading in the direction of the information environment; technology's role in infoconsumerism (that is, the age of digital saturation) and the enablement (and disablement) of what constitutes personal space during this hypercompressed, timeless existence. Is our desire for knowledge, or information (however it may be defined), the new material with which we define our personal space?

How is digital technology - particularly that that is pervasive in our personal lives - affected our personal space, and moreover our perceptions of of that space, and its associated time? Time, it seems, has no place in the digital world; what effect does that have on culture?