Entries Tagged as 'controversy'

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Future of Brands and Social Media

We used to understand that brands were run by humans. But now, a decade in to social media, we are beginning to experience brands as human. And our technology is increasingly improving at executing the simulation.  . . In the future, it will have begun, like you knew it would, during the 2015 Super Bowl. “The Coca-Cola Company spent a […]

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Possibly Real Trend of Possibly Real Trends

What’s current when nothing is certain.   Health Goth. “Somewhere in between normcore, cyberpunk, goth, and sportswear chic exists the possibly real trend known as “Health Goth,” wrote Allison P Davis in New York Magazine’s The Cut blog back in October. “It’s been kicking around since spring, actually, but it seems to have entered the mainstream this week.” The […]

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Objectionable

Our technology is turning us all into objects. And it doesn’t matter how you treat objects, does it?   I have been responsible for more selfies than most people. I didn’t take them. They’re not of me. But I launched an app which allows users to easily create mirrored images. So the leap from this: […]

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Violate Me

Here is what I can tell you. When I was in New York a month ago and one night someone suggested we go to an MTV party, the first thought I had was — wait, MTV still exists? But I guess it does because this week I’ve spent a lot of time talking about MTV. […]

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Charlie Sheen Is Not Crazy

Image: Culture Wins Charlie Sheen is not crazy. Or, at least, he’s not crazy the way you think he is. Charlie Sheen may finally be admitting that he’s lost his mind — exclusively to Life&Style, of all places, if we are to believe it — but that’s something that would have already been a long, […]