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The 21st century can be scary. There's the polarizing division, the pandemics, the melting icecaps and wildfires... oh yeah, and let's not forget the robots taking over everyone's jobs. If you're wondering how to be a good human while raising good humans these days you're not alone. Join author and serial media maker, CJ Casciotta, on an exploration into the past, present, and future in order to learn how to navigate the 21st century without losing our soul. Together, we'll master its tools and technology before they master us.

The 21st century can be scary. There's the polarizing division, the pandemics, the melting icecaps and wildfires... oh yeah, and let's not forget the robots taking over everyone's jobs. If you're wondering how to be a good human while raising good humans these days you're not alone. Join author and serial media maker, CJ Casciotta, on an exploration into the past, present, and future in order to learn how to navigate the 21st century without losing our soul. Together, we'll master its tools and technology before they master us.

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United States

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The 21st century can be scary. There's the polarizing division, the pandemics, the melting icecaps and wildfires... oh yeah, and let's not forget the robots taking over everyone's jobs. If you're wondering how to be a good human while raising good humans these days you're not alone. Join author and serial media maker, CJ Casciotta, on an exploration into the past, present, and future in order to learn how to navigate the 21st century without losing our soul. Together, we'll master its tools and technology before they master us.

Language:

English


Episodes

7. A Dove with Claws

9/24/2020
What does it mean to be a "dove with claws"? In the season finale of Digital Poets we ask the question, "how do we raise a generation of humans who are fiercely kind in a culture that would rather them be passive consumers?" With the help of Johnny Cash and Frank Capra, we uncover a path forward. http://ringbeller.com http://cjcas.com Excerpts: “It's a Wonderful Life.” Liberty Films, 1947. Buchman, Sidney, et al. Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Remastered: Tricky Dick & The Man...

Duration:00:08:39

6. Wear Your Mask Mindfully

9/17/2020
Virtual reality is here and its influence is only growing. Rather than run the other direction, author and experience designer, Caitlin Krause, explains to me why VR, when used mindfully, can actually connect us deeper to our true selves. Caitlin's new book, Designing Wonder: https://caitlinkrause.com/vr/ My book, Get Weird: http://getweirdbook.com Ringbeller Studios: http://ringbeller.com/studio Video version of this podcast @ http://youtube.com/cjcas Excerpt from "The Invisible World" by...

Duration:00:09:39

5. Child Sacrifice (Pt 2)

9/10/2020
What is media trauma? Who is affected by it the most? How can we prevent it? Licensed therapist and researcher, Jenny Black, joins me to discuss media trauma's increasing presence in society, why young people are the most vulnerable, and how we can change our expectations and perspectives when it comes to how we engage media for the sake of an entire generation. Jenny's website: http://mediatrauma.com My book: http://getweirdbook.com Make your learning content fun and memorable:...

Duration:00:11:24

4. Child Sacrifice (Pt 1)

9/3/2020
Generational researcher, Kim Lear, joins us to discuss the disturbing consequences that come when we turn people into brands for consumption, especially at a young age. Kim’s website: http://inlayinsights.com My book: http://getweirdbook.com Make your learning content fun and memorable: http://ringbeller.com/studio

Duration:00:07:31

3. Marshall McLuhan Called 2020 Years Ago

8/27/2020
This week we're looking at two modern poets & prophets, Marshall McLuhan and Wendell Berry. Both their messages paint a remarkable picture of what life can look like once we take control over technology (rather than letting it take control of us)…and serve as a warning that we ignore at our own peril. Their ideas will serve as a foundation for the next several episodes focused on a new way to look at social media in an age where our privacy, data, and self-worth are at stake. Excerpts:...

Duration:00:09:07

2. A (Very) Brief History of Poetry

8/20/2020
In these uncertain times, we need digital poets: those who use technology not for selfies, but to help us make sense of the chaos and teach us how to be better human beings. It’s not virtue signaling. It’s not going around canceling everything. It’s a proactive measure vs. a reactive response. Often the best way to solve a current problem is to realize it really isn’t current at all. It turns out poets have been combatting uncertainty, chaos, and selfie culture since before "selfie" was even...

Duration:00:06:05

1. Why We Need Digital Poets

8/13/2020
There were digital immigrants. There are digital natives. Now it's time to cultivate a new kind of citizen, Digital Poets. Join me, (CJ: dad, media producer, author, salsa spiller) as we learn how navigate the digital age together without losing our soul. Subscribe to the video version of this series: http://youtube.com/cjcas Learn more about Ringbeller Studios: http://ringbellerstudios.com Pick up my book, Get Weird: http://getweirdbook.com "For Longing" Copyright © John O'Donohue 2007

Duration:00:09:09

Coming Soon: Digital Poets (Season 1)

8/12/2020
The 21st century can be scary. There's the polarizing division, the pandemics, the melting icecaps and wildfires... oh yeah, and let's not forget the robots taking over everyone's jobs. If you're wondering how to be a good human while raising good humans these days you're not alone. Join author and serial media maker, CJ Casciotta, on an exploration into the past, present, and future in order to learn how to navigate the 21st century without losing our soul. Together, we'll master its tools...

Duration:00:00:50

Coming Soon: Digital Poets (Season 1)

7/29/2020
The 21st century can be scary. There's the polarizing division, the pandemics, the melting icecaps and wildfires... oh yeah, and let's not forget the robots taking over everyone's jobs. If you're wondering how to be a good human while raising good humans these days you're not alone. Join author and serial media maker, CJ Casciotta, on an exploration into the past, present, and future in order to learn how to navigate the 21st century without losing our soul, mastering its tools and...

Duration:00:00:50