Douglas Rushkoff’s ’10 Commands For A Digital Age’ And Black Media Trust

Communication as a toy.   Communication as a tool   Communication as a weapon.   It can be difficult to use a medium most used to not only present and promote stereotypes, but one that has for decades successfully sold stereotype as product. In a society, identity is a strong intoxicant. People wish to be Read the full article…

WHY FERGUSON FAILS

I am fed up with the simplistic analysis, and concomitant disparagement of my people by commentators from afar peering in on Ferguson, MO. It is my great wish that this post will dispel misinformation about what is going on here, and that it becomes the definitive narrative of where we are now, and where we Read the full article…

Thursday, April 6, 2017{Social Media As Digital Open Mic}

I have decided to change this section of writings from being called “editorial” to being categorized as “Process”. I figured most of OWL’s Asylum as a body of writing was of an “editorial” nature. These particular scribings are more about my thinking about my thinking of strategy regarding OWL’s Asylum as a vehicle. A metathought, Read the full article…

Trollin’ Teh Forums ::: Thoughts On Textual Digital Content As Physical Space

Initially, my thoughts on that term “troll” were purely humorous and based in strategies of agitation. This is not to say that my thoughts regarding “trolling” have deviated that greatly, especially vis-a-vis strategic agitation. I think differently about “trolling” after Trump’s successful White House bid, and becoming more familiar with Steve Bannon’s Breitbart. “Humor” is Read the full article…

Discussion On Assets Started By B. Sharise Moore

I live in a pretty nice neighborhood in Baltimore. It’s been a Black, middle class enclave for more than 50 years. However, many of the neighbors are older and dying. And according to my cousin, who’s lived in the neighborhood for over 50 years, many didn’t have children and their homes are going back to Read the full article…

Reasons That We Are Here

A lot of what I find that drives me, my thinking, what I am describing as US Black Media Trust is this need to cut what is beautiful from what is being defined as beautiful. My pain is a lifetime of beliefs sold to me by misbelievers. Without being bitter about this investment, I have Read the full article…

Murmurings On Our Modern Metaphors

When I think of modern computing and communications, it is difficult to escape certain metaphors. Alan Kay’s desktop and Ericsson’s smartphone dominate this space of analogy.   Why these metaphors exist is a history lesson for another post. That they exist is of more import for this small stream of consciousness. All communication is analogy. Read the full article…