The habit of empty pixel grazing

November 30th, 2011
Written by Mark
@MarkFairbanks

There’s a scene from Sam Shepard’s 1978 play Curse of the Starving Class that has stuck with me for many years. Characters randomly open the refrigerator door and blankly stare at the contents, only to close the door after a moment without removing anything. We’re not really hungry—we just look to see if there’s anything in the fridge that might interest us, even if we looked just ten minutes before. I believe there’s a entirely new digital form of this now, something which I refer to as empty pixel grazing. Continue reading

I Am Thankful

November 24th, 2011
Written by Cindi
@deziner

I am thankful for… knowing the importance of looking around, and being thankful for what you have. I am thankful for… the opportunity to live a life full of creativity and thought, and the freedom and acceptance to express them … Continue reading

I tweet therefore I am

November 10th, 2011
Written by Mark
@MarkFairbanks

The lifeblood of social media is human interaction, thoughts and emotions. Forever trying to understand the importance of it on a need level, I like thinking in terms of how all of it fits into the realm of philosophy and … Continue reading

Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

November 3rd, 2011
Written by Mark
@MarkFairbanks

Whether it’s growth, progress, innovation, change, none of it comes without a price. The last three years have been the most uncomfortable period of my professional career. Not that long ago, I seriously thought my best days were behind me. This weekend, I will turn 50 years old and I am here to say I survived being uncomfortable. I got through it, and I love what I do again. This is a short auto-biography of the last few years. Continue reading