Viewing entries posted in December 2011
We don't tend to make resolutions about things we completely
believe in. Few of us would ever resolve to be appalled by
war or disease. It just comes naturally. But we do
resolve all the time to be kinder or more hardworking,
Inventing new words, something journalists just love to do,
is like a game with different levels of difficulty. Level
one is rather simple and silly. This year we saw bromance,
helicopter parents, boomerang children, planking and FOMO -
fear of missing out - being...
Charm works wonders; which is why persuasion is often
sweetened with entertainment. Examples of this can readily
be found in theatre, literature, cinema, song, comedy,
political broadcasting, and, of course, advertising. The
film Happy belongs in this broad tradition, but its cast of
Are you thinking of making a new year's resolution? If so,
why not consider making a late-December resolution instead?
The only good reason for waiting till the beginning of
January is to make a resolution that is specific to January:
such as (perhaps) resolving...
* M13 In-between journalism, art, and a bit of science, lies
an emerging new field called data visualisation.*
Do you know what Marshall McLuhan in 1964 really meant when
he said 'the medium is the message'? His one-liner has
become an overused and often...
Every year the Plain English Campaign gives out gobbledegook
awards to the worst examples of incomprehensible writing at
work. But most writing problems in an organisation can't be
solved with a Plain English crystal mark.
About this time every year the Plain English...
I am in-between. I'm living in-between cities (London vs
Leuven). I'm in-between jobs (journalist vs student). And
I've always been in-between haircuts.
I'm taking a career break from my job as a fashion editor,
to cultivate the wondrous state of 'being in-between'. This
*Please provide a brief introduction about yourself and tell
us what you do...*I'm the author of three books about
digital culture, including one on games, and also do a lot
of speaking, consulting and design around game and digital
experiences. Perhaps my greatest interest...