56. Lounge Bite: Milk? Mylk? Malk?

How do naming and branding decisions affect people’s willingness to adopt food substitutes? Links and Show Notes Omnivore Tofu Beyond Meat List of meat substitutes Better Cheddar vegan cheese image Nut Mylk Base image Almond milk Pea protein An Australian macadamia milk example (not a sponsor!) For those confused by the last part of the…More

55. Memories and the Trouble with Being Born

In this episode, I discuss a common theme that I enjoy across various media: memory. I explore what it means to have memories, how they differ from (and complement) history and how they have been represented in a particularly controversial, new film. Links and Show Notes The Fiftieth Gate (1997) by Mark Raphael Baker Blade…More

54. Lounge Bite: Scaffolding

Introducing a new format… Lounge Bite! Inspired by HVmini instalments on the Hemispheric Views podcast, each occasional Lounge Bite episode is no longer than five minutes and includes only one topic—saving time in your busy podcast queue and consuming less energy in downloading and streaming. This time, I discuss the value of scaffolding to make…More

53. Excess Energy and Urban Eyesores

How can we be more considerate of the energy that we use when we’re online and who really has a say about the changing face of our cities? Links and Show Notes Sy Taffel Website Carbon Calculator by Wholegrain Digital Wollongong, Australia on Visit NSW 42. Early Adoption with Special Guest Craig Nealon on Lounge…More

52. Gendered Food

I delve into Rushkoff’s (2016) concept of ‘digital distributism’ and ponder why people feel the need to assign gender to menu options.  Links and Show Notes Rushkoff, D., 2016, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, Portfolio/Penguin. Table of business approaches from page 225 of Rushkoff’s (2016) book 29. Mass versus…More