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explaining tekno’s cultural adventures

Every narrative needs its origin story. This link takes you to the introduction to this technocultural adventure site and explains how it works.

take time to explore

Life slips away when we don’t reflect on it and play with big ideas, but stands still when we allow ourselves to inhale an expansive sense of wonder.

blog posts

Wide-ranging original explorations of technocultural topics, inspired by Tekno, and drawing equally from pop culture, academia, the news, and tech.

Avatar Thoughts: Dances with Avatars in the Mist

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, and Avatar up for nine Oscars, I wanted to share some reflections on that motion picture. I thought that the movie provided a feast of metaphorical food for thought. First, please consider this light spoiler alert. I’m not intentionally revealing secret plot elements, but if you want to see it with completely fresh eyes, you should probably save reading this blog until after you’ve seen the movie. All right, then… A lot

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The End of Marketing

The National Post’s Editor invited me to submit an article for publication in Canada’s national newspaper and, during the writing, the topic kind of shifted radically. I started thinking about what marketing’s present and especially its future would look

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Anatomy of an Academic Article, Round 4: End Game

In this long and detailed series of blog postings, I have tried to bring out the “backstage,” behind-the-scenes elements of what goes into a top-tier journal publications, from the initial submission, through the review process, to the final, accepted

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The End of Marketing

The National Post’s Editor invited me to submit an article for publication in Canada’s national newspaper and, during the writing,

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The End of Marketing

The National Post’s Editor invited me to submit an article for publication in Canada’s national newspaper and, during the writing,

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Creative Techno Cultural Explorations

artshow

Visualizations and illustrations that offer a window into technocultural dreamspaces. These works, which use a variety of media are also available for sale.

books

Feel free to explore some of the books we have authored and co-authored with these summaries and links to Amazon.

ARTICLES + CHAPTERS

can consumers Escape The Market?

After all the plans, dreaming and anticipation, on August 31 1999 I veer and bump my rented blue Malibu across deep desert scars, steering it

youtube utopianism

How does utopia show up in social media? How is it politicized? A look at YouTube comments on Disney’s EPCOT, Fresco’s Venus Project, and Elon Musk’s future visions reveals the answers.

Technology / Ideology

Ideology is invisible until we uncover it. This article unpacks, identifies, and analyzes the range of dynamic cultural tensions underlying the American ideology of technology.

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From a time in the digital future, when each of us is nothing more than ancestral memory archive on storage cloud programming, comes messages turned into storytime with your two favorite puppets, one made of crystaline liquid metal (Tekno) one of mostly-water flesh (Rob). Tekno’s cultural adventures: feeding the antological side of passionate realities since 1994.
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