Tag: Events


It’s the Internet’s Fault

Some people are still holding out that technology will save humanity from itself. But we keep forgetting that the world doesn’t run on information—it runs on emotion. Democracy relies on trust. Rule of law requires trust. If we lose our trust in our institutions, then those institutions will either crumble or turn cancerous. But the internet lines up incentives in such a way that it makes it profitable to breed distrust…The internet, in the end, was not designed to give people the information they need. It gives people the information they want.

Source: Everything is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault | Mark Manson

The Pop-Up Anti-Brexit Newspaper That Wouldn’t Quit

The New European was supposed to be a “pop-up” newspaper, with a planned run of just four weeks. But the publication has developed enough of a following that Archant has decided to continue publishing through at least the end of the year

Source: This Anti-Brexit Newspaper First Launched as a Pop-up, But It’s Doing Well Enough to Continue Indefinitely | Nieman

A Modern Day Pilgrimage to Disney World

Most Disney patrons would probably call their trip a vacation, but to anthropologists, religious studies experts, and art historians, a visit to Disney World looks a lot like another, older form of travel—a pilgrimage.

Source: Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage | Atlas Obscura