#monotype from 1897 #latergram
monotype from 1897
The key to understanding why reputable studies are so starkly divided on the question of what Facebook does to our emotional state may be in simply looking at what people actually do when they’re on Facebook. … When people engaged in direct interaction with others—that is, posting on walls, messaging, or “liking” something—their feelings of bonding and general social capital increased, while their sense of loneliness decreased. But when participants simply consumed a lot of content passively, Facebook had the opposite effect, lowering their feelings of connection and increasing their sense of loneliness. —
Examining conflicting studies about the emotional impact of social media, The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova, author of the excellent Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, argues that with Facebook, as with life, we reap what we sow.
Still, it’s hard not to wonder whether what Susan Sontag asserted about photography in the 1970s – that it’s a need "to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced," making us less satisfied with reality as it is – is at least partly, and troublingly, true of how we use social media today.
And yet the internet, by and large, is making us smarter and happier than we think.
(Source: , via explore-blog)
#digginginthedirt, Peter Gabriel last night (at KOMBANK Arena)
another #drawing weekend morning #graphics #art
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends. — Mark Twain
my office this morning: science, technology, social media and web, papers, readings, correspondence, spring. and….lovely peonies
If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked.
If you want to become full, let yourself be empty.
If you want to be reborn, let yourself die.
If you want to be given everything, give everything up.
The Master, by residing in the Tao, sets an example for all beings.
Because he doesn’t display himself, people can see his light.
Because he has nothing to prove, people can trust his words.
Because he doesn’t know who he is, people recognize themselves in him.
Because he has no goal in mind, everything he does succeeds. When the ancient Masters said, “If you want to be given everything, give everything up,”
they weren’t using empty phrases.
Only in being lived by the Tao can you be truly yourself. — Lao Tzu
(Source: lazylucid, via journalofanobody)