On this week’s episode, our critics discuss Jane Campion’s new Sundance Channel miniseries, Top of the Lake, from its portrayal of rural New Zealand to its unseemly male characters and Campion’s trademark lingering on uncomfortable moments. Then, writer Geeta Dayal joins in to discuss David Bowie’s first new album in 10 years, The Next Day, and to explore Bowie’s cultural legacy. Finally, the Culturefesters debate email signoff etiquette. Should “cheers,” “best,” and “xoxo” be eliminated from our correspondence for all time? Or are they useful codes that help us communicate?
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Due to an unfortunate run-in with some proprietary software, this week’s playlist is gone. To compensate for this injustice, I have included a fun drinking game. It’s very easy to play: just take a drink of your favorite beverage when commanded! Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving!
The social web is now a teenager –awkward, arrogant, snarky, fearless, experimental and open. She is shaking things up and having a major impact on our culture, social dynamics and etiquette. What are the new social dynamics and cultural impacts of all these tools and technologies?
This session will explore the emerging etiquette issues of our participatory hyper-connected world. What are the new rules? How are our relationships, culture and business assumptions changing? Do we understand the impact of this new relationship persistance?
Do I have to ask before I post a photo of a friend online? Who has editorial approval?
Am I required to respond to every inbound communication I receive or is “ignoring” an accepted response?
Where is the line between encouraging participation and being just plain annoying?
What are you doing mucking up my activity stream?
What the heck is a “friend” anyway?
How do we design, build and manage these new spaces? What are the new rules of the online commons and the associated appropriate etiquette? This participatory session will ask attendees to contribute their own real world examples and will lay out a new framework for a new social contract. It’s our job to decide what we want our web teenager to be when she is all grown-up.
In 2002 Lynne Truss, the British writer and journalist, presented Cutting a Dash, a BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. The success of the series led to the publication of Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, a petit, witty rant on the misuse of punctuation. With more than one million copies in print, the book led bestseller lists on both sides of the pond. In her new book, Talk to the Hand, Truss takes on the equally neglected field of modern etiquette.