I am a husband, father, teacher, and writer living in Doha.
Junior Contributor I
There used to be a time where none of the media we consumed was mediated by a screen. Now there have been many articles about the rise in multi-screen viewing across different age groups.
Research and analyze whether any content publishers (word, video, or audio) are making use of this phenomenon successfully or innovatively.
Thank you for your work in this article. I really appreciated your application of Jung and Campbell to the Hero.
Eclipse, absolutely. I meant that the text within a Tweet, for example, is not altered from the outset of the posting. The comparison I was trying to make was that a Tweet stands a much better chance of conveying the literal text of the message with more fidelity than would a spoken message in which case the receiver may mistake the words being shared before the message is handed over to interpretation. After the point of transmission, in either case, of course the message is up for interpretation.
Thanks for the article. I’m in the middle of investigating oral tradition with my students as it pertains to 1001 Arabian Nights. To give them some perspective, I ask them if they could send a message to 100 people from their seats in one minute or less. Of course they tell me that it would be easy with Twitter or Instagram. What strikes me after reading your article is that not only has the ease and speed of interaction increased, but that the message contained within my students’ prospective tweets are shared without a change in the message. Flash back to times of oral tradition, and the best way to reach 100 people with a message was to gather a group together or relay the same message on through other people, at every interchange risking a change in the message.
Fascinating article! I would be very interested to hear what you think on the conflict between the pro/ant-agonists in No Country for Old Men. I once read an opinion on the book noting that McCarthy uses both Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh to subvert the normal expectations we have of pro/ant-agonists in that Moss comes upon fortune through unsuspecting though dark means. On the other side, Chigurh comes to represent the unrelenting yet oftentimes random or meaningless violence in the world.
Thanks for the article. Midway through college, I realized that my procrastination was caused by my fear of failure, my expectations of perfection, and my tendency to be too harsh on myself. Since I’ve become married and had children, I can add being to busy to my plate. Along with some of the strategies you’ve provided to alleviate the allure of procrastination, I’ve discovered that taking on the each problem one at a time has yielded some success. Having less control over how busy I am with family, for example, has forced me to renegotiate my tolerance for inevitable imperfection.