It’s every girl’s dream. A doll you can dress, accessorize, assign a personality and, you know, use as a camera. Mattel’s new Photo Fashion Barbie functions not only as a blond companion, but also as a point-and-shoot camera. She is equipped with a lens on her back and a screen on the front of her … Continue reading
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Does it make a sound?
We live in an age where self-publication is almost second nature. We post where we are —often down to the exact geographic coordinates—who we are with, what we are eating, and who/what/when/why/ how we will be doing something/someone later. We create existences by listing musical tastes and posting photographic evidence of social lives. I’m guilty. … Continue reading
Facebook: Gateway to friends or delusion?
Aside from the recent deluge of statuses lamenting the new Facebook, I’ve noticed a minor trend on the site: People announcing that they will be deleting their internet existence. I always sort of laugh at this –– the announcement of their impending departure on the very site from which they intend to recuse themselves. It has … Continue reading
why I expect the news to come to me
Today, it takes more effort to disengage from technology than to just allow it to inundate your daily life. Which is why I’m sort of confused : Why haven’t I been hearing much about the London riots? I subscribe to a dozen news updates on my iphone, check Twitter, listen to NPR on the way … Continue reading