Pinocchio's Pleasure Island may be an apt metaphor of our times
On human creativity, AI Hype vs. Reality, and the power of play. Read until the end for a Realists twist
Will the real world be rendered boring and bland by spatial computing? Is this future inevitable? And what would the great Neil Postman have said about all this?
My system to curb distractions and increase my data privacy: a separate sandboxed smartphone that holds distracting apps
Since my childhood, I have been an in-betweener: one foot in the digital world; one foot in the real world. I'm still doing that today, in 2024 - spending half my days completely offline. Here is what I learned from this.
What happened in Fiji with the arrival of television is a harbinger of the monumental changes that happened around the world with the introduction of smartphones and social platforms
What is the new problem with no name? Maybe that in our current society we live under numerous pressures – some old and and some brand new – that clash with how we have evolved as a species
Going on a digital detox can be (fairly) easy... but making these new habits stick is truly the hard part. Here is how.
How an unexpected life event forced me to slow down... and live a low tech life for a month in a small village in Italy
Wrapping up a series on photography and consent, with more thoughts on the subject...
In our rapidly evolving online world, there is yet another concern to add to our growing list: the possibility of becoming unwitting content in someone else's feed
Are we naturally inclined to seek the envy of others? Are online platforms designed to put us in competition against one another?
In his book "Stand Out of Our Light" author James Wilson Williams discusses the misalignment between our goals and the goals of our technologies
The new question for our brave new digital world: "am I doing this for myself or for my online audience?"