What does Snow White look like? How about the 7 Dwarves? The original tale didn’t have images, and yet almost everyone’s brain conjures up the Disney images of these figures.
There’s no doubt that the media shapes our minds -- images, function, reflections, and more. Learn a bit about those influences below.
NYT article about the loss of being in the moment, fractured thinking, stress, creativity, deeper analysis, and other effects of living a very digital life.
“When he read stories to the multitaskers, they had difficulty identifying the emotions of the people in the stories, and saying what they would do to make the person feel better. "Human interaction is a learned skill, and they don't get to practice it enough," he says.”
NYT feature article on the subject.
A professor takes away his students smart devices for five days . . . why, and what happened?
Dr. Andrew Weil writes for Time Magazine about his own struggle with data overload, and what he did about it.
American Psychological Association article on how living a very digital life influences our social skills in the offline world.
With the fast past of life, sometimes exacerbated by various kinds of media, what is lost that we used to have? What is the state of considered thought and deep discussions?
The value of being informed and in contact and the value of white space and a longer term view.
Tech Cassandra One
Tech Cassandra Two
Does Google make us stupid?