Thomas Sowell From time to time, I get a letter from some aspiring young writer, asking about how to write or how to get published. My usual response is that the only way I know to become a good writer is to be a bad writer and keep on improving. However, even after you reach the point where you are writing well—and that can take many years—the battle is not over. There are still publishers to contend with.
In a time when flesh is lethal, what does it mean for us to turn on our computers to touch one another? What does it mean for us to spend our time in a state of disembodiment?
Whether it is online or in the dimension of virtual reality, we become bodiless. Temporality, the thread of time, is in fact the container for the demarcation of real or imagined events in our lives. Historically, philosophers have crystallized the definitions of time within parameters of succession.
Western philosophy indulges in the inflated importance given to the notion of the past and the grandiose role it plays in referencing our modes of temporal existence. Asking Big Questions by Judith S. Albert Lung How do we present ourselves to others in cyberspace?
Do we lose our "souls" in virtual communities or discover parts of our unconscious we were not aware of? Does this WWW global magazine virtualize the archetypes of the Jungian collective unconscious?
When does the internet become a destructive addiction? Is privacy still important in the global age and if so, how do we preserve it? Is there such a thing as cyber-fright, like stage-fright or writers block, or does the nature of the medium encourage us to let it "all hang out"?
How does the Western concept of self conflict with the non-Western sense of state and community, or even "soul"?
Creativity demands a respect for the self, a Western concept in terms of material goals, but an Eastern one when developing spiritual goals. The self is messy, complicated, chaotic and contradictory, as all of you who have studied Jung and Freud, or even remembered your own dreams, know.
Where is the place in our online educational model for the "deepspace" of the unconscious? What studies are being done on how the internet affects pathologies such as attention deficit disorder, autism and manic depression?
How can children protect themselves against predators but still express themselves and have fun? Electronic Disturbance inverted Is the traditional professor anachronistic? Can group collaboration replace group leaders?
What is the best training for tomorrow's educators?Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world ( in total) before his 35th birthday.
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.
Login to access the Upswing Virtual Learning Center for Houston Community College. Conformity in psychology Conformityis the act of matching attitudes, beliefs and behaviour to group norms. It is the type of social influence involving a change in belief or behaviour in order to fit in with a group.
GE Supplier Policies: For more details on a specific GE Policy, select the desired link below. By Becky Tuch. Recently I read a moving essay by a writer at a crossroads. He had worked hard at his literary career, but things had not quite panned out the way he’d hoped.