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The Shocking Truth About the Digital Arts

Did you like that title? Kind of nice eh?

How about this:

 

“The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.”

If you do one thing today it should be to watch this documentary.

For me this documentary asks a lot of questions for us, culturally, economically and I think psychologically too. Perhaps it is positioned romantically, perhaps it is positioned factually, perhaps it is biased, you decide, that’s the important point.

PressPausePlay from House of Radon on Vimeo.

Man Bites Dog

This headline may have brought you here, but I want it to make you stop and read further for it is as true as the day is day and the night is night.

 

“Be careful. People like to be told what they already know. Remember that. They get uncomfortable when you tell them new things. New things … well, new things aren’t what they expect. They like to know that, say, a dog will bite a man. That is what dogs do. They don’t want to know that man bites a dog, because the world is not supposed to happen like that. In short, what people think they want is news, but what they really crave is olds … Not news but olds, telling people that what they think they already know is true.” – Terry Pratchett Through The Character. Lord Vetinari from his The Truth: A Novel of Discworld.

What does this mean, are we all really so pre-programmed, YES we are. This is a further thought to a post a made some time ago called Ideaological Amplification. It’s part of a line of thought known as Confirmation Bias, or rather how we as humans construct evidence, regardless of fact or fiction to reinforce our ideas.
A little food for thought for you.

Positive Psychology: Others Perception

Here is the second in your series of Positive Psychology (I’m experimenting ok?), the first is here.

Write a sentance about how you would like others to view or see you. What qualities would you like others to see in you?

Here is mine:

I’d like people to perceive me as an educated and fair minded person, someone who invests a sense of realism in his projects yet at the same time is able to enjoy the free run of creativity and not be judged to harshly for that.

Now your turn.

Positive Psychology: How People View You

OK, let’s have some fun over a series of posts.

State 5 things you feel people see you as, don’t ask anyone, just be honest and state what you feel they think about you, here are mine:

  1. Musical
  2. Creative
  3. Commanding
  4. Moody
  5. Generous

Of course that list could go on and on, but I didn’t think hard about it, just right off the top of my head.

And you?