Entries Tagged as 'cross-cultural communication'

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Make More Ads Like This

It’s not that fucking hard.   Yesterday I was served this ad as the pre-roll in front of a TLC music video on YouTube and kind of freaked out. It was such a profound departure from the typical ad aimed at women, it felt like I’d seen a unicorn. I then proceeded to devote way […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Discussing “Tribalism in the modern age” on WBEZ Chicago

This morning I was on WBEZ Chicago, talking on Eight Forty-Eight about the ways our ancient, social instincts play out in contemporary culture. Thanks to host, Tony Sarabia, and fellow guest, Rabbi Adam Chalom, for a great discussion! (My part starts at 12:20) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Google+: Bringing Context Back

When I was producing music festivals and nightlife events, Facebook changed its membership policy, opening up beyond just the collegiate community. Hundreds of people I didn’t know requested to add me as a friend. At first I balked at the idea of letting complete strangers into a space that had previously been the walled-garden escape […]

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Who The iPad Ads Are For

Ever since Apple started putting a lowercase i in front of its products, their advertisements have been known for basically two things — articulating a visceral, transcendent grace inherent within the Mac product experience: …and making fun of people who don’t already use Macs: Which is why the iPad ads — with their exaggeratedly simplistic gestures, […]

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

How To Stand In the Face of Powerlessness For A New Generation

The ‘Source’ in the Distance Last week, my friend Kris Krug flew down to the Gulf of Mexico on the TEDxOilSpill Expedition, a week-long project to document the crisis in the Gulf and bring a first hand report back to the TEDxOilSpill event in Washington, D.C. on June 28. Kris, a photographer, web strategist, and self-described “cyberpunk […]