What does it mean to be me?

Sociologist Erving Goffman believed that all human interaction was a theatrical performance. In his most famous book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life , Goffman called his analysis the study of  “Dramaturgy.” Dramaturgical analysis is the idea that we present an edited version of our selves when we meet others in person. All the internet’s […]

RIP Evelyn Berezin, creator of the first word processor

We take the word processor for granted but fifty years ago it didn’t even exist. That is, until Evelyn Berezin came along and produced the first standalone word processing machine. She previously had made the world’s first bank and airline system software. She called her machine the Data Secretary, thinking that the new technology would […]

Go inside the apartment of graphic communicator George Lois

Renowned graphic communicator George Lois takes us on a tour of his apartment. Located in Greenwich Village, what he calls “the best part of Manhattan,” the apartment is full of art. Even the chairs. [clickToTweet tweet=”‘I have chairs all over the house that I don’t let anybody sit in. ‘Don’t sit in that chair!’ But […]

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The sound of one hand clapping makes the same sound as two hands clapping such that one hand shares the same impact as two. While the other hand may not be involved, it’s still part of the overall relationship. “As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the […]

Hello, World

Introductions require a greeting, your name, and if you’re at work maybe a little bit about what you do. But really all you need is the greeting. As soon as you pronounce your name and your title people start judging you. Sometimes you’re better off giving the world a simple ‘hello’ and leaving everything else […]