InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Do Social Networks Make Us More Lonely?

Shenkar College of Engineering and Design student Shimi Cohen posted a video called “The Innovation of Loneliness,” illustrating how social networks have changed our social interaction.

The animated work (embedded above) was inspired by Sherry Turkle‘s book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other and it serves as a clever book trailer for her work. Here’s more about Turkle’s book:

In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It’s a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for—and sacrificing—in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today’s self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

(Link via UberMouse894)

Mediabistro Course

Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!