Search results for: “hollywood”

  • Psychotherapy + culture

    Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is using psychological techniques to to help improve: It can involve sessions that are one on one, or be part of a group experience. Psychotherapy in culture American TV brought the emotional and mental anguish of life into its programming, for instance, this segment from from Thirtysomething. The TV series Frasier put the…

  • Gatekeeping + more things

    Gatekeeping I wish gatekeeping was a thing back in 2005 and 2006 when I was working on the international launch of Yahoo! Answers. The problem that we had was getting people to contribute answers to questions. Gatekeeping and the exhortation to not gate keep is about sharing knowledge and opinions freely – an in real…

  • August 2023 newsletter – the pioneer edition

    August 2023 newsletter The August 2023 newsletter was inspired by LinkedIn’s in-built newsletter function. It’s almost the bank holiday so I thought I would spend some time to try out the newsletter function in LinkedIn. If you’re reading this, you’re a pioneer! If this goes well I will put one out each month. You can…

  • Soccer team acquisitions

    One of the biggest things that have impacted many British people has been overseas money that has resulted in soccer team acquisitions. There is a certain irony in someone like myself who isn’t that emotionally invested in sport writing about the impact of soccer team acquisions – but maybe my view from the outside in…

  • Æon Flux + more things

    Æon Flux Æon Flux’s surprisingly modern take on privacy and surveillance. | Slate – Æon Flux was a name that I hadn’t heard in at least a decade. I remember when it came out as I enjoyed cable TV in our student house. It fitted in with the wider cyber culture. The big beats and…

  • Forbidden movies

    The phenomenon of forbidden movies The idea of forbidden movies for me started as a child. There were certain things that I wasn’t allowed to watch. It was a big deal when I was allowed to stay up late on a Saturday night and watch Starsky & Hutch. But movies that appeared later, were never…

  • Joy of ownership + more things

    Joy of ownership Visvim’s Toshiyuki Ueno in this film made in partnership with Porsche Japan, as we learn about the fundamental philosophy of ‘monozukuri’, or craftsmanship, behind the storied Japanese brand, as well as Ueno-san’s joy of ownership with long-lasting products. Ueno’s joy of ownership comes from products that are potential candidates of what I…

  • Boa + more stuff

    Boa server hack Hackers breach energy orgs via bugs in discontinued web server – state-backed Chinese hacking groups (including one traced as RedEcho) targeted multiple Indian electrical grid operators, compromising an Indian national emergency response system and the subsidiary of a multinational logistics company. The attackers gained access to the internal networks of the hacked…

  • Thirtysomething & more things

    Thirtysomething I remember catching Thirtysomething in between working and DJing on a weekend and during my evenings. What caught my eye at the time is that the show felt ‘bigger’ than other shows on TV at the time. It was down to Thirtysomething having talented directors and really good script writers who managed to tease…