Will Pay to Not Talk to You: How Physical Services are Becoming Digital Commodities

  Going to the supermarket to replenish my toilet paper was never a big deal. A typical trip included a short, relatively painless drive and interactions with at least two people (the cashier and bag boy) if I was lucky. Not a bad errand to run, right? Especially if you successfully avoid having someone ding.. read more →

Harlem Shake: The Life & Death of Super Memes

At some point between January 30th and February 17th, 2013, you’ve been asked to either watch or participate in a “Harlem Shake” video. Regardless of how you feel about it, you’ve probably hummed it while brushing your teeth, or already imagined your pre- and post-beat drop dance. You’re in the midst of another Super Meme.. read more →

Last Meal on Earth… if you’re in Miami.

In one of my more weirdly morbid Internet moments, I looked up common last meal requests for Death Row inmates. The list (which can be found here) contains some pretty creative requests, ranging from “a single olive” to “justice, equality, and world peace.” I like to think I’d be more astute in this type of.. read more →

Best of Art Basel

  You blinked and it was all over. Your legs are in pain. Your stomach emanates a low, consistent groan. Your bedroom reeks of damp, smoke-permeated clothing. Torn wristbands of every color under your bed. Flyers and pamphlets of galleries you will never go to again on your kitchen counter. Art Basel happened and left a destruction of.. read more →

Art Basel Party Guide

If the packed streets of Wynwood and the Design District in Miami every weekend in the last year have been any indication, the week of Art Basel (roughly between December 4th and December 9th) will be absolutely ridiculous. The following “itineraries” have been carefully crafted for your enjoyment of Art Week in Miami. Your adventure.. read more →

What the hell is Klout?

Signing up for Klout was a result of a bout of blackout binge registering. Just one of those things I was magically subscribed to and whose app was installed on my phone when I woke up one morning. This new “Klout” thing promised to measure my social influence and give me a numerical score for.. read more →

Things that suck about DrawSomething

The obsession with DrawSomething, the latest craze in social bathroom time gaming, tends to begin rather innocently. The words you’re given to play are new, fresh and challenging. You start off playing during bathroom breaks, or waiting in line. It’s easy. It’s fun. My personal journey with DrawSomething began as an interesting way to socialize.. read more →

Bitches Love Pinterest

I have to admit, I’m guilty of following every start-up with a quirky name, and signing up for an account or beta if it’s available. I’m constantly hungry to try out every new-fangled concept developed by a 20-some year old.   An app that lets me pay my bar tab from my iPhone? Another e-payment.. read more →

I quit you, Skyrim.

To preface this post, I’m a girl in her mid-twenties with a full-time job. My preferred games in the last couple of years have been short, choose-your-own-adventure titles (think Heavy Rain and Catherine). Besides these, the last long game I played and enjoyed was Kingdom Hearts 2. I’m not a fan of getting every single.. read more →

07 Feb 2012

Life Analytics: Why Pictures of Sandwiches Are Never Going Away.

Stop hassling your lunch date for taking a photo of their meal for the fourth time this week. That interestingly angled picture of a sandwich will surely evoke a really nice, pleasant memory in the years ahead. Welcome to this generation’s way of documenting life and storing memories and emotions. Your lunch date’s grand kids.. read more →