Here's an amazing video from one of our favorite cultural critics, Charlie Brooker, in his excellent BBC2 television series, "How TV Ruined Your Life" (don't say that it didn't, it DID!) In this episode, titled and addressing "Aspiration," Brooker shows how our lives have been shaped by the excesses we see paraded in front of… Continue reading How TV Ruined Your Life: Aspiration
Just waking up is one thing.. But actually getting out of bed? Ugggghhh... How much of our lives are spent Doing things we wish we didn't have to: work (usually any occupation that isn't your dream job) with all the traffic/commuter problems that accompany it; civilian obligations (such as jury duty, tax preparation or filing); or… Continue reading Are You Still In Bed? Pt. 2
"We, as a new generation of thinkers, inventors, and reinventors able to traverse a global world without fear or prejudice for the Other, and in the service of our commons, will be uniquely capable of and responsible for forging a new path for total global coexistence." - The Unists Waking up. Ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhh. Waking up can… Continue reading Are You Still In Bed? Part 1
Part One is found here In our contemporary age, we like to think of "web-surfing" as a much more involved or stimulating activity than just "channel-surfing," a term (dating back to at least 1986) for television viewers who would scan their thousands of available TV stations without finding a program that even remotely (lol!) pleased them. Channel-surfing… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2
Craigslist is amazing. Back in the early 2000's, Craigslist was like the Silk Road of the 7th Century - or even the darkweb Silk Road of the early 2010's - in that it seemed to offer an intersection for people of every walk of life, seeking to swap everything humans could ever imagine transacting. No… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 1
"...It has taken and still takes all of us, working together, to do this. We are the ones doing it, every day. And yet most of us seem to feel that we can have more control over football games than we can over our cities, our jobs, even our own lives." The curious thing about… Continue reading Is Life A Spectator Sport?
"We all want to be famous, to be seen, frozen, preserved in the media, because we've come to trust what is seen more than what is actually lived. Somehow we've gotten everything backwards and images seem more real to us than experiences. To know that we really exist, that we really matter, we have to… Continue reading “What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”