As a young woman striving to make a career in the wonderful digital world, what I see as being more important than being up to date with the latest social media or entertainment platform is the ability to adapt to the constant changes our Brave New World
brings us. I think the best way to do this is to hone our skills, educate ourselves to make the most of the situation, and avoid fearing the unknown. As digital convergence is an inevitable development for our technoculture, there’s no choice but to adapt and embrace it.
This includes making some time to be free from screens and constant stimuli! To draw on paper with a pencil, to read a real book and to remember what it’s like to be with your thoughts. The accessibility and connection of the creative culture in this day and age is magnificent, however in this realm where everything can be found in one place,
we may need to find a way to streamline our lives in one way or another… to filter out what doesn’t matter to us in order to make some room for what does.
Let me know what comes to mind when you think of the implications of living in our increasingly convergent culture in the comments. If you enjoyed the blog, why not subscribe so you can be notified when something new is posted? I would love if you if wanted to hang around for some great discussions!
Until next time,
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