Summary of “Can we escape from information overload?”

One day in December 2016 a 37-year-old British artist named Sam Winston equipped himself with a step-ladder, a pair of scissors, several rolls of black-out cloth and a huge supply of duct tape, and set about a project he had been considering for some time.
As an artist, Sam Winston was often on the lookout for topsy-turvy projects – weird, sidelong ways to unmoor familiar habits or nudge his work in new directions.
Winston’s older brother had died, suddenly, the year before, and bereavement was another prompt for him to hole away in the dark.
Instead a very different figure stalked the darkened landscape of Winston’s mind – one who was suited, lardy and omnipresent in the news after his recent election as president of the United States.
Winston considered himself only a moderate news junkie, bombarded but not an addict.
Winston emerged from the blacked-out studio before his food stocks ran out, around lunchtime on a Saturday.
For a long time Winston watched train after train go by on the tracks outside his studio, relishing the everyday sights he’d been starved of, and at the same time trying to settle his insides.
The next time he retreated into the dark, Winston resolved, he would try to come out after sunset for a gentler transition.

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