Digital Minimalism in Media Making: The Art of Doing Less but Gaining More
|

Digital Minimalism in Media Making: The Art of Doing Less but Gaining More

Henry David Thoreau, the renowned Transcendentalist philosopher, famously retreated to the woods to live deliberately, away from the societal complexities that seemed to choke the essence of being human. In the era of technology—rife with a constant hum of social media updates, perpetual connection, and an endless stream of curated lives—it’s crucial to ask: Could…

What is the Spirit of Ubuntu? A Journey Into African Philosophy
| | | | | |

What is the Spirit of Ubuntu? A Journey Into African Philosophy

Introduction “Ubuntu” is not just a word; it’s a deeply ingrained philosophy that shapes communities, cultures, and individual lives across Africa. The concept is simple yet profound: “I am because we are.” It stresses the importance of community and the interconnectedness of all human beings. But what does Ubuntu really mean, and how does it…

Buzzword Bingo: The Game We’re All Playing But Nobody Wins

Buzzword Bingo: The Game We’re All Playing But Nobody Wins

Ah, buzzwords. These catchy phrases are the business world’s equivalent of Instagram filters—seemingly innocuous, somewhat embellishing, but mostly just masking the reality underneath. Let’s face it, buzzwords are everywhere: in pitch meetings, keynote speeches, LinkedIn profiles, and even casual work conversations. But what if we turned our love-hate relationship with buzzwords into a game? Welcome…

The A to Z of Vanlife Buzzwords: A Roadmap to Rolling Your Eyes
| | |

The A to Z of Vanlife Buzzwords: A Roadmap to Rolling Your Eyes

Introduction Pack up your Pinterest boards and stuff your self-help mantras; we’re taking a scenic drive down the winding, confusing, and downright hilarious road of Vanlife Buzzwords. From A to Z, we’re debunking, demystifying, and, let’s face it, making fun of the jargon that has turned #VanLife into the Ivy League of hipsterdom. Buckle up;…

Decoding Buzzwords – A Long Battle with Little Victory

Decoding Buzzwords – A Long Battle with Little Victory

If there is a lone crusader in the labyrinthine world of corporate jargon, it’s Lucy Kellaway. A veteran Financial Times columnist, Kellaway has been dissecting and mocking the often preposterous language of the business world for over 25 years. In a recent video, she takes her audience on a fascinating journey through the history of…

The A-to-Z of Buzzwords: Cutting Through the Corporate Bull

The A-to-Z of Buzzwords: Cutting Through the Corporate Bull

Ah, buzzwords. Those hollow relics of corporate jargon that swirl around conference rooms and get jammed into slide decks. They’re like linguistic hot sauce, adding zing to bland conversations, but too much and everything starts to taste the same. Here’s an irreverent look at the A-to-Z of tech industry buzzwords, what they’re supposed to mean,…

Disrupting Disruption: A Hilarious Critique of Silicon Valley Buzzwords
|

Disrupting Disruption: A Hilarious Critique of Silicon Valley Buzzwords

In Silicon Valley’s lexicon, few words carry as much gravitas as “disruption,” “innovation,” and “scaling.” These terms have practically become the holy trinity of tech startup culture, a sort of shorthand for the revolutionary potential promised by new technologies. However, as these buzzwords reach near-mythic status, they increasingly gloss over the nuanced, often problematic realities…

Navigating the River of Digital Media: Lessons from Taoism and the State of Flow
|

Navigating the River of Digital Media: Lessons from Taoism and the State of Flow

In an era where the digital world dominates our waking life, the pressure to keep up with ever-changing trends can be overwhelming. Content creators and digital marketers often feel like they are swimming against the current, trying to control every aspect of their digital environment. However, wisdom from ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggests a…

Students Perceptions of Surveillance for the ‘Common Good’ During COVID-19
| | |

Students Perceptions of Surveillance for the ‘Common Good’ During COVID-19

This study explores the everyday practices of phone use in university students and their attitudes towards a surveillance culture and control during the time of the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’.  During the time of this study, an app was released by the Australian Government asking Australians to put aside their concern for privacy and instead consider the…

42: What the Meaning of Life Teaches Us About Uncertainty

42: What the Meaning of Life Teaches Us About Uncertainty

“The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42.” This whimsical statement hails from the 1979 science fiction book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. In this work of fiction, a supercomputer named Deep Thought was programmed to discover the meaning of life, a question that has…

The Freedom of a Life Without Prescribed Meaning and Purpose

The Freedom of a Life Without Prescribed Meaning and Purpose

From childhood, the mantra that life must have a specific meaning and purpose is embedded in our psyche. This message is reinforced by cultural narratives, literature, and even the well-intentioned advice of our closest allies. The overarching theme is the same: to live a fulfilling life, you must discover your “why.” But what if I…

The Art of Not Trying: Applying Ancient Wisdom of Miyamoto Musashi to Modern Tech

The Art of Not Trying: Applying Ancient Wisdom of Miyamoto Musashi to Modern Tech

In a world fixated on relentless innovation and progress, the ancient philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi, which emphasizes the “Art of Not Trying,” offers a refreshing perspective. At its core, this philosophy challenges the notion that unbridled striving leads to success. Instead, it argues for a balanced approach—engaging fully in a task, yet letting go of…

Digital Nomad Lifestyle Issues

Digital Nomad Lifestyle Issues

Digital Nomadism: An Erosion of Local Ties and Human Connections? Digital nomadism, like any global trend, is a multifaceted phenomenon, and understanding its true nature requires exploring various perspectives. Here’s a deeper look at some of the prevailing views on this digitally-driven lifestyle: Why I STOPPED being a Digital Nomad Being a Digital Nomad: A…

Gig Work: A Double-Edged Sword in the Modern Digital Era
| | |

Gig Work: A Double-Edged Sword in the Modern Digital Era

by Evelyn Booker, Senior Writer, Tech Realities Journal (Persona) In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the gig economy has emerged as a fascinating yet controversial cornerstone. While these app-driven jobs have democratized access to employment, they simultaneously serve as harbingers of a growing trend of precarious livelihoods. In the modern, digitally-driven age, the traditional 9-to-5…

The Dubious Ambitions of Worldcoin

The Dubious Ambitions of Worldcoin

In a recent article, Paris Marx has criticized the crypto project, Worldcoin, spearheaded by OpenAI co-founder, Sam Altman. Despite the company’s claim of approximately 2 million people scanning their irises in exchange for crypto tokens, they’re far from their projected 1 billion users by 2023. Worldcoin’s premise revolves around using silver orbs worldwide to scan…