We write this blog committed to working out (the changing/adapting) media values that guide our quotidian practices: not too much browsing or tv, limited or no social media, anti-consumerist activities (not new , but re-used), following all the sign posts to doing the right thing. Like many others, we are trying to behave in responsible /sustainable ways: Don’t make needless hate or waste; don’t waste time or support corporate manipulations. And so on.
To better understand what we do, we are building a thread to inventory our favorite tools and gadgets and apps—electric/digital, even smart, support that make life better. We will ask the questions foundational to critique : what is gained and what is lost ; who gains something and who stands to lose something?