What A Picture Is Worth

Recently, a friend of mine posed a question to me about the phenomenon of photo sharing that we see running rampant on / with apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  He wanted to understand why we do it and what I make of this new mainstream ritual and what we as humans get out … Continue reading What A Picture Is Worth

Marketing That Makes You Go “Hmmm”…

Every now and then (okay more like all the time) as a cultural anthropologist who lives and breathes consumer culture, I run across a product or piece of marketing that makes me stop and think.  Sometimes what I am looking at begs a whole host of questions and I have to spend time pondering and … Continue reading Marketing That Makes You Go “Hmmm”…