A useful concept here is that of synesthesia, or lack of it. The disarray of our senses can at times be experienced in the new media, in a parallel with the example of the discomfort experienced by early train travellers. We spend more time isolated and far from other human beings, sensorially speaking, while we may be closer intellectually speaking. To represent this point, consider the following picture of a cow in a prairie:
As a last feature, and in a contrary tendency to the previous affirmation of the centering of the subject with respect to the network, I want to talk about the constitution of the subject as a product of online interrelationships. Blogs written by several people, a 'blog team' are becoming common usage. Furthermore, the (cyber)subject only exists properly when acknowledged by references and comments made from other places in cyberspace. In that sense, it is difficult to achieve centrality in the traditional sense. Metaphorically, the cyberspace contributes to the demise of central, linear accounts characterisitic of post-modern scholarship. This trend could undermine a 'homely-feeling' within the new media, but I think we are yet to see surprising twists and redefinitions of the 'self', in terms of online expression and ways of life, in the near future.