It always amazes me how people who come into power suddenly know what is better for me than I do. My quote for the day “A censor is someone who … Continue Reading Oh the humanity of it all!
Rather than seeing us losing our reality to virtual worlds, we are given the mindfulness of a guru or yogi to see clearly that all forms of reality are just a form of story.
If you are wondering how Brexit happened, how Trump is happening, or any of the other bewilderingly hateful, rampantly ignorant ideologies that are swarming through the hearts and minds of whole nations on the planet. Well, we need to ask which wolf we’ve been feeding.
We in the media are so used to “selling” our brands – be they ideas, people, products or news – that we are poisoning the very font we want our audience to drink from.
Fear motivates only the worst kind of action or inaction, and it is a collective horror pedalled by every media outlet both liberal and conservative. So we need to ask only one question. What can I do?
To succeed in the business of media I had somehow always believed I could play by a set of rules that fitted my ethics and world-view. A world of fairness and justice. Well. Let me count the ways that I was wrong.
When human beings struggle to hold opposing beliefs, there are often some impressive leaps of logic required to turn obvious harm into an act of good. But, people do it everyday. In fact, some of those people might be you and me. Immersive Media and digital avatars might hold some clues for ways to interrogate our belief systems.
If you could experience the pain of addiction or a terminal disease first-hand. Would you awaken a more profound consciousness in your own experience?
Gaming and entertainment TV are two media juggernauts that are traditionally seen as forms of escapism – ways we get to “take a break” from the real world. So with … Continue Reading Understanding our escape into “Reality”
The video uses real suicide letters and the haunting music of the song “The Patient” to focus on the interior life of people who are prepared to commit suicide. The video has been adopted by the Samaritans to try and help raise money for those who are in danger of taking their lives.
So you are going into, or are already in, the business of making TV. Basically, in drug terms, you just swallowed the whole bottle. This then, is the neatly folded, … Continue Reading SIDE FX. Some guidelines to a career in TV production.
OMG! I’m like 4ft 5! Why didn’t anyone say anything? I’m so embarrassed. If you put me in a jar I’d look like an olive
I’ve noticed that gamblers always tell you what they won, and those on a diet always tell you what they’ve lost. So, just for the record, it looks like I’ll … Continue Reading but I didn’t order that.
After reading Hello magazine at the dentist I now understand why everyone should definitely not have their 15 minutes of fame – suddenly we are faced with the nauseating pictures … Continue Reading A word from the dentist’s waiting room
Nature abhors a vacuum, which might seem like a mild overreaction until you’ve met a vacuum sales person at Stax. Suddenly it becomes stunningly clear that nature has a point.
The Goldilocks Zone is the distance a planet must be from a star for conditions to be “just right” for life to occur – so not too hot, and not … Continue Reading more dating trivia