Today, March 15th, a global movement led by entirely by school kids is underway to bring attention to climate change. In New York City, thousands will gather near Columbus Circle as part of #YouthClimateStrike and #Fridays4Future, a movement spearheaded by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old Swedish girl. Just yesterday, The Nobel Peace Prize committee announced that she has been nominated for their prestigious honor, joining Malala Yousafzai as one of the youngest individuals ever put forward for the prestigious honor.
Digital Culture, Digital Media
What are we doing with our digits?
We count and calculate using our fingers. We paint, draw, and access all manner of tools through our fine motor articulation. Musical keyboards require all fingers to produce something of resonance, as does a violin or a guitar. All of our creative activity produces some form of digital media using the complex coordination of our digits.
April 22 is Earth Day this year. It’s a good day for gratitude.
Our Earth is extraordinary. It’s beautiful. And alive. And cares for us.
It’s important to express how much we care. One way I care for the Earth is by doing the best I can to live according to the three R’s:
Reduce all consumption
Reuse everything as many times as possible
Recycle more than my share.
As we contemplate the so-called ‘filter bubble’ – our hermetic audiences of like-minded people – and how it has recently had such inordinate impact on our political and social culture in the election cycle of 2016, people (meaning us, creatures who seek ease in our digital lives) are tempted to adopt software fixes and tweaks to our Facebook community.