Objectivity in the Media

“Is it okay for journalists to participate in protests or marches? In this current political environment do you think reporters should be neutral all the time, or free to express their opinions?” The segment questions whether or not neutrality in reporting is possible and asks if it is “even the correct journalistic value versus, perhaps, intellectual honesty and rigor.”

The Dakota Access Pipeline

Perry and Trump both have ties to the companies who own and will operate the pipeline. Trump himself holds stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access, LLC which is building the pipeline. And Perry is on the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer Partners! Both of these conflicts of interest loom large and heavy over the future of the project. Once the Obama Administration leaves office, we’re in uncharted territory.

World Mental Health Day, October 10th

Today is World Mental Health Day, you can find more information at the WHO’s website as well as at the World Federation for Mental Health’s website. For people like me, who face debilitating mental health challenges, it can be very hard to address and discuss issues surrounding mental health. There’s a lot of social stigma and…

Jony Ive Is Bad For Design

When you fetishize art and design like a hung-over, first year sculpture student trying to justify his shitty midterm project in front of his professor and a room full of students, you make us all look like pretentious assholes. “We have created a product that is the most deliberate evolution of our original founding design.” What?! “…each refinement serves to bring absolute unity and efficiency to the design.” Give me a fucking break, dude.

Life After Facebook

Honestly, life without Facebook is no different than life with Facebook. The apocalypse scenario you’re imagining isn’t real, and I certainly haven’t fallen into a hole in which no one can contact me. In fact, I’d say life is a little better.

Videos of Note From 2014

I want to share a few of the videos I marked as favourites over the course of 2014. There are only a handful this year as I was a lot busier and didn’t find myself spending much time looking up VFX breakdowns or watching very many short film. 2014 was just a difficult year for…

Native American Heritage Month

For the last year I’ve been hoping that this year I would see and hear and read more about it before the end of the month. And, unfortunately, I haven’t. I’m shocked to find that my last-minute catch of a short mention of Native American Heritage Month last year wasn’t the fluke I had hoped it was. There’s hardly any mention in the national or local media. (Featured image is borrowed from http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/)