This Just In: Social Authenticity

This Just In: Social Authenticity

Did the coronavirus force us into an authentic form of social media? Five years ago, Essena O’Neill, an Australian teenager, earned $2,000 per post on Instagram. More than 600,000 followers looked at O’Neill for advice and inspiration. Then she abruptly quit social media. Deleting over 2,000 pictures, O’Neill said social media was “contrived perfection made to…

This Just In: Support Other Artists

This Just In: Support Other Artists

Earlier this summer, a high school senior interviewed me about the pandemic. One of their questions asked if the coronavirus proves governments should fund STEM/scientific research over the arts, particularly in schools. Here’s how I answered: This pandemic is proving the vital need for STEM research and scientific funding. These areas are crucial investments at…

This Just In: Apple Updates

This Just In: Apple Updates

Why I’m using Google Chrome again… Apple announced macOS 11 and iOS 14 earlier this week. While the public releases are a few months away, developer betas are available now. When betas come out, I usually ignore the warnings and dive in headfirst, installing them on my computer and my phone. No safety net, no problem….