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Oct
20
The Future Belongs to Makers

The future belongs to makers.

The future belongs to makers! Now let's pump the breaks and think about our values as creators + fellow internet humans. A modest proposal for those of us on the internet.
4 min read
Oct
12
Moving beyond the Parasocial — Fandom Communities 003

Moving beyond the Parasocial — Fandom Communities 003

Parasocial relationships drive you to buy that thing, influence you on the vacation of your dreams and even dictate trends, and evolve into businesses of their own. How can we dive past this?
6 min read
Sep
28
Thinking about fan exploitation, exploring Web 3.0, and embracing my sense of skepticism

Thinking about fan exploitation, exploring Web 3.0, and embracing my sense of skepticism

I'm learning to recognize that life, as much as we'd like it to be filled with rituals and routines, actually moves more as a tango, two steps forward one step back, with the rhythm of freeform jazz.
2 min read
Sep
28
Fans, at their core, are producers. What does this tells us about the ethics of fan labor? — Fandom Communities 002

Fans, at their core, are producers. What does this tells us about the ethics of fan labor? — Fandom Communities 002

However, with the rise and popularity of web 2.0 and 3.0, this fan labor is ripe for exploitation, with the original creators no longer receiving the credit, opportunities, or financial income generated from this fan labor.
7 min read
Sep
21

Fans, they're really passionate people — Fandom Communities #001

When I was studying fandom in graduate school — it was often reiterated, fandom is a verb. In order to participate you must do something. This is not dissimilar from communities either — to truly belong to a community, you must participate in some sort of action. And action — is driven by passion.
4 min read
Sep
11

Paid Attention 01: Finding your own harmony on the internet.

In these forums where connection with one another is commonly driven by the gamified dopamine triggers of likes, retweets, and shares — how do we push past this in defense of our own identity, authentic relationships, and our own sanity?
7 min read
Jun
30

Creating your media product

Understanding what works as a news product, and at the end of the day, choosing what news product to build
3 min read
Jun
30

Getting started as a solopreneur

What is a media solopreneur?We've experienced an unreal amount of unrest within the last year. The crisis behind journalism
6 min read
Jun
30

How did we get here? The rise of solopreneurship in media.

People have been going it solo for sometime now, and it's been referenced as a sort of renaissance in thinking.
4 min read
Jun
30

How do I know if I'm ready for solopreneurship?

It seems easy enough, start up a Substack, kick off a podcast, or host a few events — you're well on
5 min read