Music And Materialism

A recent report from the UK shows that 26% of 18-24 year old buy vinyl records, CDs and tapes for the sake of material possession. They do not intend to play these physical formats, but rather listen to digital files of the music. When it comes to a serious music collection, it’s obviously matter that…

How Facebok Makes Us Unhappy

“Our attention is, more and more frequently, forgetting the path to proper, fulfilling engagement. And in that sense, Facebook isn’t the problem. It’s the symptom.”  Based on scientific research, this interesting article explains how an overdose of social media turns the wonderful technology into poison, and how this is phenomenon represents the zeitgeist.

Generation Like

An interesting documentary about a generation that is addicted to fame: Generation Like. Douglas Rushkoff gives insights in how social media became a substantial part of self-satisfaction, how smugness fuels consumerism, how the currency of ‘likes’ turns into actual currency, and how the consumer becomes its own marketer. Generation Like is available on Frontline.  …