Entries Tagged as 'authenticity'

Friday, March 20th, 2015

SXSW 2015: The End of Techno-Joy

  Art by: Sue Zola   I used to be pretty excited about technology. I’ve worked in social media since before the term existed; I co-created an app, I wrote pretty rah-rah-tech essays that people liked, like “Why Iron Man is the First 21st Century Superhero” (hint: his relationship to tech). I, like you, side-eyed wet blankets like […]

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 […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Modern Millennial

If you live in LA, you should go to the Modern Millennial exhibit. As soon as you possibly can, too, cuz it’s over in 6 days. I’ll explain where and how to find it in a minute, but first I want to tell you what it is. Modern Millennial is an art installation / existential performance […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Hardcore Norm

Because dressing different is such a cliché.   art by Curtis Mead   “The kids are doing the normcore,” my friend Quang said, trying out the new phrase with a deliberate, old fart dialect. Only a few moments earlier I had tossed off the word like common parlance. “‘Normcore?’” he had repeated, making sure he’d […]