The Mascots that Made Us: From Tony the Tiger, to Pikachu.Adventure, aesthetic theory, aesthetics, anthropology, Art, Backpacking, branding, breakfast cereal, captain crunch, celebrity, cereal, cereals, count chocula, critical media, critical theory, cultural studies, culture, game studies, History, human psychology, inspiration, Japanese mascots, king vitamin, literary, literature, marketing, mascot, mascots, media studies, media theory, new media, new media studies, philosophy, Poem, poet, Poetry, rhetoric studies, rhetorical studies, storytelling, travel, ui, ur, Ux, writers life, Writing
As a media studies scholar and cereal addict, I find popular culture mascots such as Tony the Tiger and the King Vitamin (my all time fav, second only to Count Chocula) to be fascinating examples of how branding and marketing are used to create narratives that capture the attention and loyalty of audiences.
From Ulysses to Knausgaard: Time to Read That 500+ Page Novel
They’re long term investments to be sure but among the most enriching choices we’ll ever make. From my years-long commitment to Knausgaard’s monumental sextet “My Struggle” to the 2013 saga Americanah by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Or how about regaining time with Proust? Or risking a go with Infinite Jest? Why not stir up belly-churning…
An Open Letter On the Road Less Traveled : A Personal Essay on the Path of Most Resistance and the Adventure That is Life.Adventure, Art, Backpacking, casablanca, djemaa el fna, djemaa el-fna, fodors, freelance writer, freelance writing, jemaa el fna, Marrakech, moroccan, Morocco, motivational speech, national geographic, North Africa, Ourika, rabat, storyteller, storytelling, tangir, ted talks, travel, travel deeper, travel journalism, travel writer, travel writing
As our world grows increasingly smaller it’s easier than ever to seek refuge in the comfort of familiar places. Yet, we live in a time when thoughts and ideas manifest in flashes of delight, th blink of an eye and round-the-world travel is at the fingertips of risk-takers and adventurers alike. I see Marco Polo…