How to See Yourself Clearly: Skip the Introspection Mode

People who score high in self-awareness (“Aware) know themselves well and also understand how others see them. Source: Harvard Business Review Conversely, “Introspectors” lack external self-awareness. They are unaware of their blindspots — they don’t know what they don’t know. Looking for external feedback is critical to developing external self-awareness. “Pleasers” are focused on external perception. They care so much…

OpSec for activists

This group shows activists of color how to protect themselves from digital threats.   In response, a group of organizers at the Center for Media Justice and May First/PeopleLink put together a digital self-defense toolkit called Defend Our Movements. Their goal is to help activists, especially activists of color, protect their data, encrypt their communications, and learn…

The weight of integrity

You do what you say you’re going to do. I mean really, that’s our consistent complaint about the disappointments of humanity. If people only did what they said they were going to do, the world would operate with both efficiency and incredible beauty.

The ethics and responsibilities of fiction

Andrea Phillips is an award-winning transmedia writer and author of A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling. Her work includes The Maester's Path for HBO's Game of Thrones with Campfire Media, The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour Quest with Stitch Media, America 2049 with human rights nonprofit Breakthrough, the independent commercial ARG Perplex City,…

Ethics of Immersive Digital Storytelling

She voiced concern over the ethics and responsibility of digital storytellers, particularly those who use media to trick/entertain viewers to enter into the story from different angles. (Transmedia is the idea of a story unfolded over different media, technology and platforms — the pieces joined together to tell a story, although each piece could stand…