Bombtune

Bombtune

Wells Baum is a Futurist, Creator, and Music Explorer. Always connecting the dots on screen.

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Take Time To Make Time

I keep Evernote sheets for my daily work and personal tasks. Some people update their to-do’s daily but I update them throughout the day since tasks accumulate and priorities shift. I only remember things I take the time to write down.

Naturally, with perpetually updated lists there’s always something to do! But every once in a while though I’ll ignore my to-do lists completely. This typically happens in peak busy periods when everything appears to be a priority and I’m just reacting instead of planning.  I also ignore my lists when I’m simply burnt out.  Those are the moments are just archive all my lists and start from scratch. 

"We like lists because we don’t want to die." Umberto Eco

List making is a means for survival.  They fuel productivity which validates our existence.  But lists are only as important as the purpose they serve:  to get to work.

An Instagram Experiment

I’m going to start using my Instagram account as a blog. While pictures generally speak for themselves I believe there’s a backstory there that people would be interested in. I’m in New York after all.

I published my first one yesterday to low engagement. Maybe I wrote too much. Maybe the image just sucked.

Either way, I’ve got a decent following on Instagram and social media and this blog are just are a palette for experiment. Let me know what you think of this approach and if you’ve explored different approaches on the Instagram platform. Thanks.

Cold Water Courage

The Ice Bucket challenge is yet another example of mimetic desire, the natural instinct for people to follow each other like lemmings in complete disregard of purpose.

People may be participating in the Ice Bucket because they genuinely care. It validates their altruism, assuming they also donated to defeat ALS. But people are also likely to be participating in the challenge because this is their moment to shine on Twitter and Facebook.

As JG Ballard predicted 27 years ago:

"Every home will be transformed into its own TV studio. We’ll all be simultaneously actor, director and screenwriter in our own soap opera. People will start screening themselves. They will become their own TV programmes."

Social media is a tidal wave that can generate positive change. Just be weary of other people’s intentions.

Every home will be transformed into its own TV studio. We’ll all be simultaneously actor, director and screenwriter in our own soap opera. People will start screening themselves. They will become their own TV programmes.
J.G. Ballard predicted the Instagram generation in 1987. Selfie!
The top 25 most popular apps in the US.  It’s the Facebook and Google show.

(via Quartz)

The top 25 most popular apps in the US. It’s the Facebook and Google show.

(via Quartz)

There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.

Because the Internet

The Internet is a creative force.  If the Internet didn’t exist, I wouldn’t be writing and taking photos every day.

Technology creates opportunity.  And the Internet is our railroad, a platform for quickly exchanging ideas and sharing art.  But some people use the the wrong way, as a stream to actively promote themselves as mini-celebrities with no value to show for it.  Just because we all have a public microphone doesn’t mean we should use it.

What separates the professional versus the amafessional is the work.  There’s nothing wrong with using the Internet to show your work and get feedback.  But only the serious creators will succeed.

There’s no better chance to show the world what we got.  Have fun, work hard, and persist.  The meek shall inherit the Internet.