What are you looking for on the internet?

Omnipresence?No matter how good the interfaceYou can still only ever beFully in one place at a time.Omnipotence?While the digital age has made usMore powerful than any previous generationThere are still glaring limitsTo our humanity.Omniscience?There are some things you cannotCome to knowBy simply Googling themRegardless how hard you search.Distraction?Delight?Escape?Many of us have found a world onlineThat […]

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Role Play

What happens  When our virtual lives Come to play in the real world? Can they? Is it possible  For the content we’ve consumed And the contributions we’ve made online  To nudge us to becoming a people  With temperaments that are better suited  For the Internet  Than actual reality?  We live as double agents One foot […]

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Working in the dark

If no one reads your writingWould you have wasted your words?If no one else hears your angelic voiceWill you have squandered your talent?If you keep the best parts of your life to yourselfAre you depriving the world?Or yourself?Does the work only matterIf someone else sees it?Does life itself only countIf it is visible to others?Yes […]

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The Internet is a Verb

The Internet is a Verb More than just a collection of websites, It is a digital manifestation of who we are, Our greatest contributions And our darkest depravity. To be online is to dance with others Appreciating the moves of another And making moves of our own too, Using it as a tool for our […]

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CPU

Central Processing Unit. The processor. Where information is made sense of. Digested. Made useful. Where the irrelevant is discarded. Filtered. Where value is assigned And decisions are made. Processed. Computers can do all this in seconds. We on the other hand, Cannot. There is more content to consume Than we have capacity to process, More […]

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Create before you consume

With so much on displaySo much content on demandWe can spend the rest of our livesJust consuming it all.But there are things only we can makeThat still need to be made:ProposalsSunday dinners,Scary phone callsSide hustles and passion projects.Families. Anyone can eat.But there are things that youAnd you only can make. Make space for your art. […]

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Social Window

There are those daysWhen some of us find ourselvesIntensely eyeballing the screens in our handsTo peer at the work of others,With an eye of comparison.Feeding insecurityWith every swipe up.Was contentment always this hard?Doing the work has never been easyAnd on those days its harder when we seeHow well we could be doing.The feeling grows even […]

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Virtual

I recently got Netflix. And it’s suddenly occurred to me that there is more entertainment on my laptop Than I have time for actual living in the day. And I could get hooked on a show And stay there til it’s done Until I find the next one. Fortunately I have other things to do. […]

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Distortion

Having nothing profound to say Is not the same as having nothing to say, Sometimes the important things don’t have a ‘wow’ factor, Sometimes we just need to talk about them because they need mentioning On the other hand, there is nothing worse than creating a bigger hype about what you are doing Than the […]

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When making presentations…

It helps to remember that the audience does not “owe” you their attention, They may be your target audience But they are not obligated to watch you be boring. There is YouTube and online courses now and oceans of articles online So if you have the privilege of a room full of people staring at […]

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