“In the systemic world, I hear much anxiety about the loss of community and connection. In the improvisational world, the concern is often the opposite: how to create systems so that people aren’t always winging it.”
– Humanity Amid the Disorder Anand G
At this point? Just diving into Blue-Sky Solutioneering.
Morning news shows unveil social media funzones in an effort to attract tech-savvy millennials.
“We see Upworthy as confirmation that the potential to have a broadly well-informed public still exists,” says Pariser. “And underestimating that, or writing people off because hey, reality TV gets great ratings—when you haven’t actually tried the experiment of making important stuff as compelling as reality TV—is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”
36:45 “maybe the big thing that’s going to happen is that little lights of love will spread… it will never hit the headlines, but we’ll be creating little lamps, and if there are sufficient number of little little lamps in each village, each city, parts of the city…”
“Lady Gaga filmed something of an infomercial for Doritos, urging people to use the hashtag #boldstage and submit a video of themselves doing something “bold” to compete for access to her performance. (In fact, any journalist covering the event was required to do the same thing, which explains why I — and my colleague Jon Pareles — were not there. If we had done so, we would have consented to “give sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license” to use our social media efforts to sell corn chips.”