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The Politics of Design (2016) 5 stars

"The Politics of Design explores the cultural and political context of the typography, colours, photography, …

In the history of Western European art, the portrait is a prominent theme, and it has grown to become a photographic convention in advertising, magazines, and posters. However, in cultures that are less focused on the individual, one’s self-image cannot be disconnected from the community one belongs to. In such cultural circumstances, individual portraits can be associated with loneliness and isolation, rather than individual empowerment.

The politics of design by  (Page 99)

Advertising Shits in Your Head (2019, PM Press) 3 stars

Advertising Shits in Your Head calls adverts what they are—a powerful means of control through …

It is further claimed that a system that demands nothing more than unquestioned consumption may be taking a devastating toll in terms of environmental destruction. Subvertisers … claim that advertising is fuel for a system of exponential growth and ever-increasing consumption on a finite planet.

Advertising Shits in Your Head by , , (Page 22)

reviewed How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

How to Do Nothing (Paperback, 2020, Melville House) 4 stars

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our …

Eye-opening book

5 stars

This book made me realize how much of my value was predicated on my productivity. I had no idea how much of my thinking was appropriated by capitalism. While reading this book, I’ve started to notice the birds that live around me and the kinds of trees that grow in the park. It made me aware of things that have always been there.

It inspired me to put my attention on things that truly matter.

How to Do Nothing (Paperback, 2020, Melville House) 4 stars

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our …

I can’t help but liken the angry collective tweet storms to watching a flood erode a landscape with no ground-cover plants to slow it down. The natural processes of context and attention are lost. But from the point of view of Twitter’s financial model, the storm is nothing but a bounteous uptick in engagement.

How to Do Nothing by  (Page 160)