Category Archives: Digital culture

Lines for a life online




We rate and rank and tag and post, We swipe and tweet and troll and toast (lol!), We check and watch and Like and bray, And do it all again next day.” ‘When We’re Not Sleeping’, Antony Funnell






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The Rise of Evensong – a ‘Weak Signal’?




                This seems odd, but actually makes a lot of sense. Cathedrals, churches and chapels across the country are reporting growing attendances at evensong, a religious service that combines contemplative music with the … Continue reading






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Wine lists on paper vs. screens




  Should wine lists only be allowed to exist on paper? This is priceless. I was at dinner in London last night and asked for the wine list. The list promptly appeared – on an iPad. Great idea in theory, … Continue reading






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Our obsession with ranking and reviewing




                    If you don’t live in Australia you’ll have almost certainly missed this – ABC Radio’s Future Tense programme on rating, reviewing and ranking online. Yours truly is up first. First … Continue reading






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An emerging inactivity crisis (with no real friends)




              Spoiled for choice today. First, a study by Oxford University suggests that the average Facebook user has 155 friends (close to the ‘Dunbar number’ of 150, which anthropologists suggest is the maximum number … Continue reading






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            French photographer Antoine Geige has created a series of pictures featuring people having their faces sucked into their phones. This project, called SUR-FAKE, examines issues like technology addiction and dependence (Thanks to Babycakes for … Continue reading






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Peeple. Be afraid. Be very afraid….




What would happen if everyone you ever met, everyone who ever knew you, everyone you ever worked with and everyone you ever slept with rated you and your performance? This future isn’t far off. Should we embrace this or should … Continue reading






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Quote of the Week




“The more you put your life in the public domain, the smaller your life becomes. ” Kevin McCloud. (Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2015, P29)






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Could the old thing be the next new thing?




This is starting to get interesting. Digital detoxes, which I was speculating about back in 2010, are starting to become mainstream. A ski company used the phrase in a recent press advertisement and someone in NZ seems to have registered … Continue reading






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