Have you ever considered how much of our lives is spent attempting to persuade someone of something? Because humans are so interdependent, even children seem to innately understand how to persuade their parents to give them what they want, employing the basic principles of ethos, pathos, logos appeals even before they can use language.
Those who hone their instinct and develop the craft of persuasive communication wield enormous influence and power.
Mid-century design is having an extended moment in the modern era. Some of that fascination may have been fueled by popularity of the television show Mad Men, which ran from 2007–2015, and was a drama created around the most prestigious advertising agency in New York City at the beginning of the 1960s. One of the most iconic quotes from the show featured a tobacco industry executive telling the ad agency pitchman, “Manipulation of the mass media? Hell, that’s what I pay you for.”
With every message there is a motive, whether it be…
Thought Control on The Horizon
Have you ever found a necessary task or exercise to be so incredibly tedious you wished that you could simply upload the required information directly to your brain? Be careful what you wish for!
In the not-distant-future scientists may be able to do exactly that. With a simple internet search, an array of futuristic images and articles promises us that we are on the verge of knowledge acquisition and interplanetary dominance.
Direct Brain Uploads coming soon. I guess they didn’t watch the Matrix. Nor have they studied the Hypodermic Needle Theory.
Solutions That Feed Body and Community are Necessary
Food insecurity in America is a serious but primarily obscure issue that the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified. In America, families dependent upon low paying agricultural jobs have experienced reduced and unstable income. Support for marginal populations without regular employment, Internet access or reliable transportation is sporadic. Due to geography and unique cultural influences, this humanitarian crisis will worsen without strategic solutions and cross-cultural participation.
Rural Southern America is experiencing both population and cultural shifts creating tension in a population that values tradition. In S.C. the population is 64%…
Hunger Ravages Migrant Farm Families in the U.S.
The Juan Pablo Reyes family lives in New Mexico but their story echoes that of migrant farmworkers in the deep South and across the U.S. Juan, like every Reyes family member over the age of 12, works long hours in the onion fields. The work is hot, difficult and dangerous. Chronic threats include scorpions, venomous snakes and rodents. Take a moment to think about your daughter or son or niece or nephew working 10 or 12 hours daily in those extreme conditions.
The Reyes children aren’t able to go to afternoon movies…
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