Tag: social media

Photography and Reality
22/10/2020

My morning view today is of phragmite plumes, backlit by the sun, moving in the breeze, and sparkling gold and silver from the dew. Against the darkness of the newly ploughed field behind my house, it’s an enchanting sight. I know why it speaks to me; it conjures up childhood fantasies. I used to find entire secret worlds in the nature around my house. And some of that enchantment still touches me when I’m outdoors, especially with my...

Algorithms and Us
19/03/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our social lives and has forced people to seek comfort, affection, and freedom from boredom via social media. Is this true or is it something that Facebook would like us to believe? Actually, the truth is a lot more complicated. There’s a proverb, attributed to the Cherokee, that often appears on memes. It tells of two wolves who are always fighting. One is darkness and despair, the other is light and hope....