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  • Text: Theo Mohamed
  • Photo: Luis Valdizon
  • A curated list of content ranging from written articles to internet platforms, for your consideration. Enjoy.

    How Much of the Internet is Fake?

    Discover the truth about social media, online advertising, and much more. We have built a community simulacrum that hides its ugly insides behind a visage of happiness and glamour. The internet is a machine that pays itself. Read article on New York Magazine

    Photo by Ayatgali Tuleubek

    Restore Gut Health: The Science Behind a Healthy Gut Microbiome

    Photo by Nick Hall

    Join Dr. Dan Stickler of Neurohacker Collective - a group of scientists providing high performance wellbeing products for the modern mind - as he interviews triple board certified MD Zach Bush. The pair discuss the importance of gut health and how much it can affect your brain chemistry as well as your overall well being. Nutrition has been repeatedly reshaped and reimagined in recent years and Bush’s advice for sustainable, healthy living is simple and effective. Listen on YouTube

    Are.na

    As social media becomes ever more a part of our daily lives it is important to reflect on why we use it. The once true vision of a platform for expression and sharing has now been taken over by a drive for valuation. Advertisement, notification, and follower free, Are.na invites its small but growing user base to connect and share in lieu of partaking in an endless cycle of creation and consumption. Visit site

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    The Medium is the Massage - Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore

    Images from The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects 1967

    Marshall McLuhan understood in the mid-twentieth century what many are still grasping today. The Canadian philosopher, who studied abroad at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, came to realize the transformative power of media - a subject with which we still struggle. The majority of McLuhan’s work was conducted during the 1960’s at a period of rapid change via the proliferation of electric energy and media. Today as the digital realm begins to touch more parts of our daily lives with each passing terran cycle - McLuhan’s teachings are just as relevant as the day he published them.


    McLuhan collaborated with graphic designer Quentin Fiore to publish a handbook for the individual’s interaction with media. From the self to the wheels of a car, he explores the power of new technologies and how they shape the world around us. Available at Amazon

    Blue Velvet

    Directed by: David Lynch
    Cast: Kyle Maclachlan, Laura Dern, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini
    Released: 1986

    In a quiet small town there lurks a subversive hidden evil. When a young man returns home to visit his ailing father, he finds himself caught in the middle of a terrifying, strange crime ring. Available at Criterion

  • Text: Theo Mohamed
  • Photo: Luis Valdizon