Is A Dystopian Consumer Future Already Here?

This blog post is actually an announcement....I've started a new chapter and a new blog, and I am calling it "Consuming Culture". Here is a sneak peak with a link to the official new page and the the full article below. I hope you will join me on my new adventure and be among the … Continue reading Is A Dystopian Consumer Future Already Here?

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It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present

I was raised on great music. Music we listened to in our "den" - usually on vinyl or cassette (once my older brother became a teenager and got a "Boom Box") but still mostly on Vinyl.  My parent's collection of Jazz and 70's rock and Folk was a university course in music appreciation. I was … Continue reading It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present

The Talking Walls of Wynwood: The New Face of Creative Miami

Imagine South Florida, in all it's hot, sticky, sunshine-laden sunburned glory - filled with pastel colored houses and The City Suites apartments to repel the UV rays, cruise ships, retirees, the oceanfront and an ever-growing melange of cultural communities. There are companies like heating repair boise id that service your household and other companies as … Continue reading The Talking Walls of Wynwood: The New Face of Creative Miami

Culture, Pushing Boundaries and Change

Recently in my professional career I have been yet again posed the question of "why study cultural context" - not so much from a "prove your value" perspective but from a "help us sell this stuff" perspective. I got to thinking about the connection between "values" (broad term for not-so-easy-to-measure sociocultural "stuff") and value (the … Continue reading Culture, Pushing Boundaries and Change

“Your City Has No Culture!”

That's what I often hear from "folks" who live in places like New York City. They also happen to be "folks" who earn upper-middle-class livings and define culture based on "high art" standards. Anything that doesn't have a marquis or high price tag for access doesn't count as culture. And I venture a guess that … Continue reading “Your City Has No Culture!”