Greener Pastures

I wrote this essay on contract for Time magazine – but then lost touch with them. (I know, you’d think Time would be a big target.) I figure after a year of no contact, the piece becomes mine again; especially if they never paid for it. So I’ll share it here. d “A hundred pennies […]   read more »


I wrote this piece a couple of months ago; it ran in NY Press this week: Reading the Consumer MindThe age of neuromarketing has dawned. By now, most of us in the appropriately concerned corners have heard at least something about Emory University’s neuromarketing research center, the BrightHouse Institute for Thought Sciences. The latest […]   read more »

I Live in Brooklyn

Heavy, actually. We finally moved to Brooklyn, and are almost moved in to our place. It took five months to get it fixed up (meaning painted) and we should have a working kitchen before the end of February. Sorry for the radio silence, but it’s been hard to get connected (and hard to find a […]   read more »

Content Deliverance

Content Management is for losers. Young people may have discovered the dark truth about digital media: the person who wins the right to store a piece of data has actually won the booby prize. Come over to The Feature and check out my new ‘think piece’ on the decreasing value of ‘owning’ digital data. I’ll […]   read more »

Class Begins Today!

Come one, come all, to Theoretical Perspectives, my new NYU course – being taught simultaneously online and off. It’s an interactive course about interactivity. The conversation begins today.   read more »

Hubble Hobbled by Bush’s Bubble

I starting writing about this last night on The Feature, but I’m still finding myself actively irked, so I’ll use my blog to blather on. In order to fund Bush’s PR campaign for space – a series of pointless but publicity-rich manned flights to the moon and Mars – NASA will have to abandon the […]   read more »

Class Begins – All Are Welcome

My first experimental online course, “Theoretical Perspectives on Interactivity” will begin next Wednesday, at /class. It’s a chance for the online community to take part in my graduate seminar at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and a chance for my NYU students to present and defend their ideas in an open interactive forum. The […]   read more »

The Wireless Obsession

I’ve got a new piece up on The Feature, about my recent obsession with doing things wirelessly. I’ll be writing two little pieces for The Feature website each month. My favorite, so far, is one I did about what Walter Ong might have thought about wireless communications.   read more »

Medicating Reality vs. Mediating Reality

A reader emailed me last week, asking for some insight on the widespread depression as well as the use of medication all around him – especially in people who seem to see what’s going on. From his email: It’s like life was not complicated when we weren’t questioning anything, after seeing the loopholes in our […]   read more »