death of affect

"As Marc Augé has said, ‘non places are the real measure of our time…. The airports and railway stations, hotel chains, leisure parks, large retail outlets.’ [5] So the landscape of this utopia is dominated by unreal architecture, liminal zones of artificiality; and these regions of ontological uncertainty are dominated by an uncanny and perverse logic that manifests itself in both the landscape and the psyches of those contained within them- an unholy fusion of place and mind in which normalised notions of affective human relationships are distorted, undercut by the alienating environment."

Rick Mcgrath,
Psychic Landscapes, Physical Environments