Posts Tagged: Social Media
The central mistake of recent digital culture is to chop up a network of individuals so finely that you end up with a mush. You then start to care about the abstraction of the network more than the real people who are networked, even though the network by itself is meaningless. Only the people were ever meaningful. I’m readingContinue Reading ›
I love this video from InstagramHusband.com; whilst it looks at the loneliness of the Instagram Husband, I’ve seen as many of these Instagram clichés from men as women. I particularly like the scene that shows the single most annoying Instagram cliché: the shot of lifestyle accessories on wooden background shot from directly above ideally including small batch artisanal coffee.Continue Reading ›
Black Mirror White Christmas is the latest drama in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series, and it’s superb. Charlie Brooker is possibly most famous for his acerbic comedy shows such as Screen Wipe, but Black Mirror shows he is a great science fiction writer. Brooker has a brilliant view of the possible near/alternate future and it’s technology,Continue Reading ›
See also Right Here, Right Now.
I’ve talked before about the distraction of the many elsewheres your smartphone tempts you with. Well it seems that Wolff Olins have come up with a ‘hardware solution’ to this modern day challenge in the form of Higby: