Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Obsession with Facebook

Social media pervades every level of our lives these days.  Besides personal interactions from long lost friends, companies and politicians advertise through Facebook and Twitter.  Psychologists worry our national obsession has made us more narcissistic.  They might not be so far from the truth.

Check out this video about our new national pasttime:

Facebook Infographic from Jean-Jacques Parys on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Building an Empathic Civilization

Jeremy Rifkin explores the implications of empathy in our society as an artist animates his talk.  He discusses (very quickly) evolutionary psychology, mirror neurons, and Y-Chromosome Adam in this talk.  If we can feel what others are feeling, then we should remember such emotions when dealing with others.  Let's build an empathetic society- basing our behavior on the Golden Rule.