This week we do our best to wrangle the digital dragon and come to a middle ground of schadenfreude videos and nurturing our creative practice. Technology is everywhere and it can be amazingly useful. The flip side to that is it can be a time slip, a rabbit hole, oh come, a temporal vampire, if you will. One minute you're check the weather, the next you push your look up with bleary, bloodshot eyes and wonder, how did I get onto this page about illegal armadillo wrestling in Flatbush? Or maybe, where did the last 3 hours go? We have much of the world's knowledge at our fingertips yet we spend much of our time online looking at other people's lives, cat videos (just ask Ginger!), or sports recaps (just ask Jonathan!).
Freud's Nephew and the Birth of Modern PR - He took Freud's complex ideas on people's unconscious, psychological motivations and applied them to the new field of public relations.
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport - Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
The Social Dilemma - The technology that connects us also distracts us
The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman. Just a fantastic book that's a great alternative to picking up your device when you're at loose ends.