[MEDIA] iGen: How young people are using social media today with @TWRuk and @MeganLackie

A few weeks ago, I had a chat with Megan Lackie about young people and social media, with content placed after a panel discussion with a couple of 'younger Christians' (Dave, Joanna and Arun): Social media is a 'neutral' tool can be used well/used badly. That 'addiction' word was used again - see previous interview with TWR on there! The notion of 'quality' time in face-to-face over online and 'reality'. The use of social media for…

[Book Review] Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left, by Mark Taylor

This looks interesting: Howard P. Segal on an examination of the accelerating pace of life whose scope extends beyond fast food and computers In our high-tech culture, speed is all the rage – not necessarily drugs (God forbid) but so much else: communications and transportation in endless forms. We are constantly reminded that our pace of change is unprecedented; that no prior society has ever approached ours in the ability to share instantaneously experiences, feelings,…

Book Review: MP3: The Meaning of a Format

I don't know a great deal about audio, but this piece on how the MP3 changes how we listen is interesting (I still remember how much of cultural studies is linked back to the study of how the Walkman changed our lives): Sound compression and mobile audio storage are changing how we listen, finds Hillegonda Rietveld Currently the most ubiquitous recorded sound file format in the world, the MP3 uses sound compression to enable mobile…