Disattention is the new attention

There’s no cap on freedom of speech, nor is there one on attention. The latter, unfettered, encumbers our thinking with the juiciest of distractions. Facts no longer keep attention. It’s all about the design, bluster, the infomercial, and the story. Distortion runs rampant because in the age of social media tribes bias controls the narrative. […]

Amplified lives

Social media has graduated from edited real life. It is now presented in story format, free from the reigns of filters and surfeit hashtags. Yet, the content is more contrived than ever before.  As each of us become influencers on this Shakespearian stage, the presentation game has changed. We amplify everything. We don’t just broadcast […]

The sound of the future

We used to drive horses, then cabs, and now Uber. Ideas, hardly new, get retranslated to match the demands of modern times. First came the radio, then television, and now the pocket-sized smartphone. Each iteration seemed to enhance our addiction to glow. From snail mail to email, to instant messaging — this time is different […]