Posted on December 9, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 47: Neometric
Episode 47: What’s old is new, again, on this episode that explores the spark of neophilia, sales on the interwebs, and new tunes that sound old-school. Hear about a Seinfeld-like brush with the law and get down to the music of the Canadian band Metric with your favorite slackers.
The Spark: Neophilia, an inspiration to Patty
Book Report: “Selling a Car on eBay” by Christian
Music Segment: Metric “Gold Guns Girls” brought to you by Rob
Tracing The Spark of Neophilia
- The Spark Blog Post: Seth Godin The decline of fascination and the rise in ennui
- Then Merriam-Webster defined neophilia as “love of or enthusiasm for what is new or novel”
- Then http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neophile
- Then New York Times & Psychology Today Articles
- Then Monoamine oxidase A gene promoter polymorphism affects novelty seeking and reward dependence in healthy study participants http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16538181
- Conclusion “We now consume about 100,000 words each day from various media, which is a whopping 350 percent increase, measured in bytes, over what we handled back in 1980,” Ms. Gallagher says. “Neophilia spurs us to adjust and explore and create technology and art, but at the extreme it can fuel a chronic restlessness and distraction.”
Listening to The Slacker Factor podcast is a form of aural cleansing.
Posted on May 27, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
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