I’ll give you the most logical conclusion kids are ditching Facebook—one that none of the articles I read on the Great Teenage Facebook Exodus mentioned. And the evidence that supports the theory is right there in the Piper Jaffray survey. But first let’s define Facebook.
What is Facebook to most people over the age of 25? It’s a never-ending class reunion mixed with an eternal late-night dorm room gossip session mixed with a nightly check-in on what coworkers are doing after leaving the office. In other words, it’s a place where you go to keep tabs on your friends and acquaintances.
Very cool. On the other hand, trying not to let it bother me that he calls Gutenberg the inventor of typography. Not even close to the truth there. He invented moveable type. Not the printing press. Not blackletter, which had been in existence as hand rendered typography for probably a hundred years… [breathing into paper bag]
There is an aesthetic crisis in writing, which is this: how do we write emotionally of scenes involving computers? How do we make concrete, or at least reconstructable in the minds of our readers, the terrible, true passions that cross telephony lines? Right now my field must tackle describing a world where falling in love, going to war and filling out tax forms looks the same; it looks like typing.
I did this piece for the Macro & Micro show opening this Friday at the Light Grey Art Lab. I chose the ‘everything else’ category which includes anything that is not specifically in the animal, mineral or vegetable category.
With the recent confirmation of the Higgs boson and consequently the Higgs field, I felt it was relevant to try and illustrate the concept of this ‘god particle’ and the impact it has on everyday life.
Here is an article which explains the Higgs Boson.
Sub atomic particles are interesting to me because they are the fundamental building blocks of our known universe. Yet it takes a level of faith to believe that the world around us is made up of particles that have never been seen with the naked eye. The scientific impact of the Higgs boson is wide, but I am no scientist. I simply have an interest in science from an observational point of view. Only time will tell what major impact the discovery of the Higgs boson will have on our everyday lives.
The show will be on from April 19 - May 10 at the Light Grey Art Lab and features work from over 90 different awesome artists. go check it out.